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Little Arrows

  • Little Arrows Pre-K/Kinder

    We are thrilled to offer a class targeted toward our littlest Arrow learners!  Little arrows will be a developmentally appropriate and play-based program for our pre-K & Kindergarten students, aged 4-5. Our goal is to provide an environment that allows each child to create, investigate, and learn using our hands-on approach of art, singing songs, nature study, and reading rich- classical literature. We look forward to spending time with you Little Arrow next year!
     
    Little Arrows is for the children of Arrow teachers/leadership and the younger siblings of Arrow students.

    Arrow Program: Little Arrows
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Farrel Reid
    Supply Fee: $50

Grade 1st

  • Jr. Robotics: Coding with WeDo Robotics – 5th Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    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

  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 4th Period Friday
    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

  • Nature Study – 6th Period Friday (1st-2nd)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Lindsay Larson
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None

  • Poetry & Fairy Tales – 3rd Period Friday

    Poetry is a form of literary expression that all children seem to love. Some of the benefits of poetry include language development, creativity, writing skills, and communication skills.  Fairy tales are stories passed on through generations that have wonderful characters, such as princesses and talking animals, that share themes or morals that help children enrich their imagination and gain a deeper understanding of life’s great truths.  This course will allow children to engage and learn from an array of beloved fairy tales and various genres of poetry, through listening and recitation, writing short poems together as a class, acting out and retelling fairy tales, and playing games and doing crafts that correspond with the theme that we are discussing.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Lanette Frost 
    Curriculum: Various poetry and fairy tale books and handouts provided by teacher; student binder received at orientation and brought to class each week.

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Complete worksheet pages as needed during class. Memorize and recite a class poem together each semester (practice 15 – 30 minutes/week with parents at home).  Listen to and enjoy poetry and fairy tales in class. Engage in games and crafts.

    Supply Fee: None

  • Poetry & Fairy Tales – 1st Period Friday

    Poetry is a form of literary expression that all children seem to love. Some of the benefits of poetry include language development, creativity, writing skills, and communication skills.  Fairy tales are stories passed on through generations that have wonderful characters, such as princesses and talking animals, that share themes or morals that help children enrich their imagination and gain a deeper understanding of life’s great truths.  This course will allow children to engage and learn from an array of beloved fairy tales and various genres of poetry, through listening and recitation, writing short poems together as a class, acting out and retelling fairy tales, and playing games and doing crafts that correspond with the theme that we are discussing.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Lanette Frost 
    Curriculum: Various poetry and fairy tale books and handouts provided by teacher; student binder received at orientation and brought to class each week.

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Complete worksheet pages as needed during class. Memorize and recite a class poem together each semester (practice 15 – 30 minutes/week with parents at home).  Listen to and enjoy poetry and fairy tales in class. Engage in games and crafts.

    Supply Fee: None

  • Art – 2nd Period Friday

    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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.

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

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

    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

  • History – 1st Period Friday (1st-2nd)
    Class Name: History Enrichment – Early American History
    Instructor Name: Kim Drechsler
    Course Expectations:  60-90 min / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: Specifics coming soon!
  • Theater: The ACT – 5th Period Friday
    Let’s get together and tell stories on stage! In this class for grades 1-4 only, we will focus on literacy, creativity, self-expression, and body awareness, as we act, play theatre games, learn improv, create characters, and perform in short skits and scenes with other members of the class. Fundamental drama skills will be the major focus, as we nurture a love of reading and teach collaboration with others. Our younger students will have a lot of fun while encountering a wide variety of settings, characters, and plots, learning to become effective storytellers and growing their knowledge of the world in the process.
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: The ACT
    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.
  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

Grade 2nd

  • Jr. Robotics: Coding with WeDo Robotics – 5th Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    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

  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 4th Period Friday
    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

  • Nature Study – 6th Period Friday (1st-2nd)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Lindsay Larson
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None

  • Poetry & Fairy Tales – 3rd Period Friday

    Poetry is a form of literary expression that all children seem to love. Some of the benefits of poetry include language development, creativity, writing skills, and communication skills.  Fairy tales are stories passed on through generations that have wonderful characters, such as princesses and talking animals, that share themes or morals that help children enrich their imagination and gain a deeper understanding of life’s great truths.  This course will allow children to engage and learn from an array of beloved fairy tales and various genres of poetry, through listening and recitation, writing short poems together as a class, acting out and retelling fairy tales, and playing games and doing crafts that correspond with the theme that we are discussing.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Lanette Frost 
    Curriculum: Various poetry and fairy tale books and handouts provided by teacher; student binder received at orientation and brought to class each week.

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Complete worksheet pages as needed during class. Memorize and recite a class poem together each semester (practice 15 – 30 minutes/week with parents at home).  Listen to and enjoy poetry and fairy tales in class. Engage in games and crafts.

    Supply Fee: None

  • Poetry & Fairy Tales – 1st Period Friday

    Poetry is a form of literary expression that all children seem to love. Some of the benefits of poetry include language development, creativity, writing skills, and communication skills.  Fairy tales are stories passed on through generations that have wonderful characters, such as princesses and talking animals, that share themes or morals that help children enrich their imagination and gain a deeper understanding of life’s great truths.  This course will allow children to engage and learn from an array of beloved fairy tales and various genres of poetry, through listening and recitation, writing short poems together as a class, acting out and retelling fairy tales, and playing games and doing crafts that correspond with the theme that we are discussing.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Lanette Frost 
    Curriculum: Various poetry and fairy tale books and handouts provided by teacher; student binder received at orientation and brought to class each week.

    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Complete worksheet pages as needed during class. Memorize and recite a class poem together each semester (practice 15 – 30 minutes/week with parents at home).  Listen to and enjoy poetry and fairy tales in class. Engage in games and crafts.

    Supply Fee: None

  • Art – 2nd Period Friday

    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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.

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

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

    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

  • History – 1st Period Friday (1st-2nd)
    Class Name: History Enrichment – Early American History
    Instructor Name: Kim Drechsler
    Course Expectations:  60-90 min / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: Specifics coming soon!
  • Theater: The ACT – 5th Period Friday
    Let’s get together and tell stories on stage! In this class for grades 1-4 only, we will focus on literacy, creativity, self-expression, and body awareness, as we act, play theatre games, learn improv, create characters, and perform in short skits and scenes with other members of the class. Fundamental drama skills will be the major focus, as we nurture a love of reading and teach collaboration with others. Our younger students will have a lot of fun while encountering a wide variety of settings, characters, and plots, learning to become effective storytellers and growing their knowledge of the world in the process.
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: The ACT
    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.
  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

Grade 3rd

  • Ukulele – 6th Period Friday
    Course Description: Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
     
    Purchase your own ukulele for less than $50! Here’s a great kit:
    Vizcaya UK23C-MA Concert Ukulele Mahogany 23 inch with Ukulele Accessories, Gig Bag, Strap, Nylon String, Electric Tuner, Picks
     
    Your child will also need our lesson book:
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Class Day: Fridays
  • Mystery of History Volume IV – Online (3rd-8th)
    Mystery of History Volume IV

    Course Description: Completing our journey with Mystery of History Volume IV we will embark on modern history in a modern way: Online!  We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence, the birth of our country, and the wars of modern times but always ending with the HOPE of mankind.  Our time together online will provide supplemental readers, review games, map activities, and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading.

    Each week will be 1 Module with three 20 min assignments per week available on Canvas.

    Weekly Module will include 3 weekly assignments:

    • 20 min video OR  interactive quiz review game
    • 3 Audible lessons
    • 3 Notebooking printouts
    • Every 6 weeks optional cumulative test.
    • 1 Semester Show N Tell
    • 2 Museum Field Trips in Spring *if open*

    Choose to do all three in 1 day or space lessons out across 3 or more days to what fits best.  Online interactive games will be using Kahoot, QuizIt, Gameit, or interactive Google slides pertaining to that week’s reading.  There will be 2 Show n Tell opportunities per semester to share with the class creatively via the Live Canvas Blue Button this will not be like Zoom but will be a live video interaction with the class all within Canvas (no extra sign ons or ids).  Two field trip opportunities in the Spring to local museums *if they are open*.  Example learning videos for our History will be interactive and fun like Cooking through History or an I Survived adventure challenge.   Everything will be available at your fingertips via Canvas with printouts for each week, audible lessons, weekly video, and review game.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams

    Weekly Reading: 90  min/week for 2-3 text lessons + 1 Optional Monthly Reader audio/text

    Textbooks and Materials:

    MYSTERY OF HISTORY, VOLUME IV,  by Linda Lacour Hobar, available in print or audio

    NOTEBOOKING COMPANION GUIDE 3rd and up–available on Canvas

    EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY  READERS WILL BE USED (no additional purchase):

  • Jr. Robotics: Coding with WeDo Robotics – 5th Period Friday (1st-3rd)

    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

  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday
    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. – 3rd Period Friday
    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

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machine’s Work – 6th Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Students discover the engineering principles for simple machines. While building LEGO Technic models using gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels, axles and incline planes, students also explore force in motion, potential and kinetic energy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machine’s Work – 4th Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Students discover the engineering principles for simple machines. While building LEGO Technic models using gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels, axles and incline planes, students also explore force in motion, potential and kinetic energy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • Nature Study – 5th Period Friday (3rd-5th)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Lindsey Larson
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None

  • History – 4th Period (3rd-5th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • History – 3rd Period Friday (3rd-4th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • Science – 2nd Period Friday

    Ages: 3rd-4th Grade

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

  • Science – 1st Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Ages: 3rd-5th Grade

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions. 

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week. 

    Textbooks and Materials: 

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

     

     

  • Art – 1st Period Friday (3rd – 5th)

    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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.

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

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Period Friday
    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

  • Introduction to Literature – 6th Period Friday

    Course Description: Our goal in Introduction to Literature is to expose the students to some of the best books and to ignite and inspire a love of learning through story.  Through discussion and activity, we hope to foster curiosity, delight and to develop a deep relationship with the text.   We will use Beautiful Feet Books’ “Teaching Character Through Literature as the basis for our class.

    “Neil Gaiman once wrote ‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’ This is one of the many reasons a literature-rich childhood is as important to a child’s moral development as vegetables are to his health.  We know that reading aloud is important for nurturing academic skills, but even more essential, the stories we choose to tell our children will help shape their moral imaginations.

    Course Expectations: Students in Introduction to Literature will be expected to complete the reading in preparation for the week’s discussion and activities, typically 4 chapters. These can be done as a read-aloud or a read-alone or via book on tape. There will be one small book report type project at the end of the school year.  I will provide more details once we get into the spring semester.

    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.

  • LEGO Boost – 1st Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Course Description: LEGO Boost is 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. Vernie is a humanoid robot that has a fun and interactive personality. The Boost course is designed for all skill levels.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • Nature Study – 4th Period Friday (3rd-5th)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!

    Arrow Program: Arrow
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Lindsey Larson
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None

  • Theater: The ACT – 5th Period Friday
    Let’s get together and tell stories on stage! In this class for grades 1-4 only, we will focus on literacy, creativity, self-expression, and body awareness, as we act, play theatre games, learn improv, create characters, and perform in short skits and scenes with other members of the class. Fundamental drama skills will be the major focus, as we nurture a love of reading and teach collaboration with others. Our younger students will have a lot of fun while encountering a wide variety of settings, characters, and plots, learning to become effective storytellers and growing their knowledge of the world in the process.
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: The ACT
    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.
  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Latin A-1 – 2nd Period Friday

    This class is the next step for 3rd -4th graders who have completed Song School Latin, as well as 4 th -5 th
    graders who want to begin their study of Latin and want to move at a slower pace. We are introduced to
    famous Latin sayings, learn 175+ vocabulary terms, and also cover first and second declension endings,
    first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect,
    present and future verb endings. In addition, we are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in
    Latin, and we learn this irregular verb in present and imperfect tenses. Because we move at a slightly
    slower pace than the Latin for Children A2 class, we take more time for review and complete chapters
    1-23.

    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: TBA
    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A- Version 4.0 or later edition.
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: 30-40 min. homework daily.

Grade 4th

  • Ukulele – 6th Period Friday
    Course Description: Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
     
    Purchase your own ukulele for less than $50! Here’s a great kit:
    Vizcaya UK23C-MA Concert Ukulele Mahogany 23 inch with Ukulele Accessories, Gig Bag, Strap, Nylon String, Electric Tuner, Picks
     
    Your child will also need our lesson book:
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Class Day: Fridays
  • Mystery of History Volume IV – Online (3rd-8th)
    Mystery of History Volume IV

    Course Description: Completing our journey with Mystery of History Volume IV we will embark on modern history in a modern way: Online!  We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence, the birth of our country, and the wars of modern times but always ending with the HOPE of mankind.  Our time together online will provide supplemental readers, review games, map activities, and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading.

    Each week will be 1 Module with three 20 min assignments per week available on Canvas.

    Weekly Module will include 3 weekly assignments:

    • 20 min video OR  interactive quiz review game
    • 3 Audible lessons
    • 3 Notebooking printouts
    • Every 6 weeks optional cumulative test.
    • 1 Semester Show N Tell
    • 2 Museum Field Trips in Spring *if open*

    Choose to do all three in 1 day or space lessons out across 3 or more days to what fits best.  Online interactive games will be using Kahoot, QuizIt, Gameit, or interactive Google slides pertaining to that week’s reading.  There will be 2 Show n Tell opportunities per semester to share with the class creatively via the Live Canvas Blue Button this will not be like Zoom but will be a live video interaction with the class all within Canvas (no extra sign ons or ids).  Two field trip opportunities in the Spring to local museums *if they are open*.  Example learning videos for our History will be interactive and fun like Cooking through History or an I Survived adventure challenge.   Everything will be available at your fingertips via Canvas with printouts for each week, audible lessons, weekly video, and review game.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams

    Weekly Reading: 90  min/week for 2-3 text lessons + 1 Optional Monthly Reader audio/text

    Textbooks and Materials:

    MYSTERY OF HISTORY, VOLUME IV,  by Linda Lacour Hobar, available in print or audio

    NOTEBOOKING COMPANION GUIDE 3rd and up–available on Canvas

    EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY  READERS WILL BE USED (no additional purchase):

  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • IEW: Fables Myths & Fairy Tales – 2nd Period Friday

    A wide variety of adventures will supply a rich foundation for imaginative and enjoyable writing. The Institute for Excellence in Writing’s unique approach provides the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity. Your student will work through IEW Units 1–7 structural models where they will learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures, write simple reports, and compose their own fables, myths, and fairy tales. Additionally, stylistic techniques are taught incrementally to move students from the basics into more sophisticated writing. This class will also incorporate vocabulary development, read-alouds, and an introduction to public speaking.

    Course Expectations: 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 short paragraphs. Students will be expected to complete any assigned writing and vocabulary exercises as listed on the syllabus prior to class time each week.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel
    Curriculum: https://iew.com/shop/products/fables-myths-and-fairy-tales-writing-lessons-student-book-only-0
    Prerequisites: 1st or 2nd year IEW student
    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 

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday
    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. – 3rd Period Friday
    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

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machine’s Work – 6th Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Students discover the engineering principles for simple machines. While building LEGO Technic models using gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels, axles and incline planes, students also explore force in motion, potential and kinetic energy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machine’s Work – 4th Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Students discover the engineering principles for simple machines. While building LEGO Technic models using gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels, axles and incline planes, students also explore force in motion, potential and kinetic energy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • Nature Study – 5th Period Friday (3rd-5th)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Lindsey Larson
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None

  • History – 4th Period (3rd-5th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • History – 3rd Period Friday (3rd-4th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • Science – 2nd Period Friday

    Ages: 3rd-4th Grade

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

  • Science – 1st Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Ages: 3rd-5th Grade

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions. 

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week. 

    Textbooks and Materials: 

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

     

     

  • Advanced Art – 4th period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Intermediate Guitar – 4th period Friday

    Have you taken lessons before? Have you dabbled in learning but got stuck in your progress? Are you itching to learn more after taking Arrow Guitar Class last year? This course is designed to further encourage musical giftings and to give you the instruction and attention you need in order to improve your guitar skills. Each week will consist of musical concept learning and personalized agendas for each student.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    Prerequisites: Completion of Arrow Beginner Guitar Class OR an understanding up to pg. 57 of the Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1!

    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Intermediate Guitar – 3rd period Friday

    Have you taken lessons before? Have you dabbled in learning but got stuck in your progress? Are you itching to learn more after taking Arrow Guitar Class last year? This course is designed to further encourage musical giftings and to give you the instruction and attention you need in order to improve your guitar skills. Each week will consist of musical concept learning and personalized agendas for each student.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    Prerequisites: Completion of Arrow Beginner Guitar Class OR an understanding up to pg. 57 of the Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1!

    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Art – 1st Period Friday (3rd – 5th)

    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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.

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

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Period Friday
    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

  • Math Mania – 3rd Period Friday

    Course Description: Math Mania is a course for 4th-6th graders who enjoy math, those who don’t, and everyone in between.  This class will NOT have any homework or tests.  It is simply a way to reinforce math concepts using games. Addition, Subtraction, Decimals, Fractions, Problem Solving, Multiplication, Division, Mental Math, and more will be covered over the course of the year.  Occasionally paper and pencil will be used, but mostly the Teacher will provide all necessary materials.

    Course Expectations: Good Behavior, participation in-class activities, follow Teachers’ instructions. Students need to have mastered addition and subtraction, and be familiar with multiplication. Division will be used toward the end of the year as well. (by the end of 4th grade, simply division should be covered)

    Homework: NONE

    Textbooks and Materials: NONE

    Notebook paper and pencil occasionally

    Examples of Games: LOTS of different card games- Math WAR, Spiral, Card Countdown, Coordinate Pairs, Time to Multiply, Blokus, Trifecta, Bingo using addition and subtraction, Bingo using Multiplication and Division, Worksheet games, Spoons, AND MORE!!!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs

  • Advanced Art – 5th period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Beginner Guitar – 4th period Friday

    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, your child 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 of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Beginner Guitar – 3rd period Friday

    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, your child 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 of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Introduction to Literature – 6th Period Friday

    Course Description: Our goal in Introduction to Literature is to expose the students to some of the best books and to ignite and inspire a love of learning through story.  Through discussion and activity, we hope to foster curiosity, delight and to develop a deep relationship with the text.   We will use Beautiful Feet Books’ “Teaching Character Through Literature as the basis for our class.

    “Neil Gaiman once wrote ‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’ This is one of the many reasons a literature-rich childhood is as important to a child’s moral development as vegetables are to his health.  We know that reading aloud is important for nurturing academic skills, but even more essential, the stories we choose to tell our children will help shape their moral imaginations.

    Course Expectations: Students in Introduction to Literature will be expected to complete the reading in preparation for the week’s discussion and activities, typically 4 chapters. These can be done as a read-aloud or a read-alone or via book on tape. There will be one small book report type project at the end of the school year.  I will provide more details once we get into the spring semester.

    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.

  • LEGO Boost – 1st Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Course Description: LEGO Boost is 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. Vernie is a humanoid robot that has a fun and interactive personality. The Boost course is designed for all skill levels.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • Nature Study – 4th Period Friday (3rd-5th)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!

    Arrow Program: Arrow
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Lindsey Larson
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None

  • Theater: The ACT – 6th Period Friday

    Storytelling on stage is an art form that goes back thousands of years. In this class for grades 4-8 only, students 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.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: The ACT
    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/actacademyarrow

  • Latin A-1/A-2 – 1st Period Friday

    This class will be combining both A-1 and A-2 levels of  Latin using the same curriculum. Famous Latin sayings are introduced, and students learn 240+ vocabulary terms. We also cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect, present and future verb endings. In addition, we are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and we learn this irregular verb in imperfect, present and future tenses. We are introduced to accusative and ablative prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs. This class moves at a rapid pace, covering 32 chapters in only 24 weeks. Students are expected to cover one chapter per week, and occasionally combine a review chapter simultaneously.

    Required Text: Latin for Children, Book A- Version 4.0 or later edition.

    Homework: 35-45 min. daily.

    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: TBA
    Pre-requisites: one year of Latin

  • Theater: The ACT – 5th Period Friday
    Let’s get together and tell stories on stage! In this class for grades 1-4 only, we will focus on literacy, creativity, self-expression, and body awareness, as we act, play theatre games, learn improv, create characters, and perform in short skits and scenes with other members of the class. Fundamental drama skills will be the major focus, as we nurture a love of reading and teach collaboration with others. Our younger students will have a lot of fun while encountering a wide variety of settings, characters, and plots, learning to become effective storytellers and growing their knowledge of the world in the process.
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: The ACT
    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.
  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Advanced Art – 6th Period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Latin A-1 – 2nd Period Friday

    This class is the next step for 3rd -4th graders who have completed Song School Latin, as well as 4 th -5 th
    graders who want to begin their study of Latin and want to move at a slower pace. We are introduced to
    famous Latin sayings, learn 175+ vocabulary terms, and also cover first and second declension endings,
    first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect,
    present and future verb endings. In addition, we are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in
    Latin, and we learn this irregular verb in present and imperfect tenses. Because we move at a slightly
    slower pace than the Latin for Children A2 class, we take more time for review and complete chapters
    1-23.

    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: TBA
    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A- Version 4.0 or later edition.
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: 30-40 min. homework daily.

Grade 5th

  • Ukulele – 6th Period Friday
    Course Description: Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
     
    Purchase your own ukulele for less than $50! Here’s a great kit:
    Vizcaya UK23C-MA Concert Ukulele Mahogany 23 inch with Ukulele Accessories, Gig Bag, Strap, Nylon String, Electric Tuner, Picks
     
    Your child will also need our lesson book:
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Class Day: Fridays
  • Mystery of History Volume IV – Online (3rd-8th)
    Mystery of History Volume IV

    Course Description: Completing our journey with Mystery of History Volume IV we will embark on modern history in a modern way: Online!  We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence, the birth of our country, and the wars of modern times but always ending with the HOPE of mankind.  Our time together online will provide supplemental readers, review games, map activities, and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading.

    Each week will be 1 Module with three 20 min assignments per week available on Canvas.

    Weekly Module will include 3 weekly assignments:

    • 20 min video OR  interactive quiz review game
    • 3 Audible lessons
    • 3 Notebooking printouts
    • Every 6 weeks optional cumulative test.
    • 1 Semester Show N Tell
    • 2 Museum Field Trips in Spring *if open*

    Choose to do all three in 1 day or space lessons out across 3 or more days to what fits best.  Online interactive games will be using Kahoot, QuizIt, Gameit, or interactive Google slides pertaining to that week’s reading.  There will be 2 Show n Tell opportunities per semester to share with the class creatively via the Live Canvas Blue Button this will not be like Zoom but will be a live video interaction with the class all within Canvas (no extra sign ons or ids).  Two field trip opportunities in the Spring to local museums *if they are open*.  Example learning videos for our History will be interactive and fun like Cooking through History or an I Survived adventure challenge.   Everything will be available at your fingertips via Canvas with printouts for each week, audible lessons, weekly video, and review game.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams

    Weekly Reading: 90  min/week for 2-3 text lessons + 1 Optional Monthly Reader audio/text

    Textbooks and Materials:

    MYSTERY OF HISTORY, VOLUME IV,  by Linda Lacour Hobar, available in print or audio

    NOTEBOOKING COMPANION GUIDE 3rd and up–available on Canvas

    EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY  READERS WILL BE USED (no additional purchase):

  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Teaching the Classics – 5th Period Friday (5th-8th grade)
  • IEW: Fables Myths & Fairy Tales – 2nd Period Friday

    A wide variety of adventures will supply a rich foundation for imaginative and enjoyable writing. The Institute for Excellence in Writing’s unique approach provides the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity. Your student will work through IEW Units 1–7 structural models where they will learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures, write simple reports, and compose their own fables, myths, and fairy tales. Additionally, stylistic techniques are taught incrementally to move students from the basics into more sophisticated writing. This class will also incorporate vocabulary development, read-alouds, and an introduction to public speaking.

    Course Expectations: 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 short paragraphs. Students will be expected to complete any assigned writing and vocabulary exercises as listed on the syllabus prior to class time each week.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer 
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel
    Curriculum: https://iew.com/shop/products/fables-myths-and-fairy-tales-writing-lessons-student-book-only-0
    Prerequisites: 1st or 2nd year IEW student
    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 

  • Boot Camp – 6th Period Friday (5th+)

    Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday
    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. – 3rd Period Friday
    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

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machine’s Work – 6th Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Students discover the engineering principles for simple machines. While building LEGO Technic models using gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels, axles and incline planes, students also explore force in motion, potential and kinetic energy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machine’s Work – 4th Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Students discover the engineering principles for simple machines. While building LEGO Technic models using gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels, axles and incline planes, students also explore force in motion, potential and kinetic energy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • Nature Study – 5th Period Friday (3rd-5th)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Lindsey Larson
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None

  • History – 5th Period (5th-7th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • History – 4th Period (3rd-5th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • History – 2nd Period Friday (5th-7th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • Science – 4th Period Friday (5th-7th)

    Ages: 5th-7th Grade

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

     

  • Science – 3rd Period Friday

    Ages: 5th-7th

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

     

  • Science – 1st Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Ages: 3rd-5th Grade

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions. 

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week. 

    Textbooks and Materials: 

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

     

     

  • Advanced Art – 4th period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Intermediate Guitar – 4th period Friday

    Have you taken lessons before? Have you dabbled in learning but got stuck in your progress? Are you itching to learn more after taking Arrow Guitar Class last year? This course is designed to further encourage musical giftings and to give you the instruction and attention you need in order to improve your guitar skills. Each week will consist of musical concept learning and personalized agendas for each student.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    Prerequisites: Completion of Arrow Beginner Guitar Class OR an understanding up to pg. 57 of the Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1!

    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Intermediate Guitar – 3rd period Friday

    Have you taken lessons before? Have you dabbled in learning but got stuck in your progress? Are you itching to learn more after taking Arrow Guitar Class last year? This course is designed to further encourage musical giftings and to give you the instruction and attention you need in order to improve your guitar skills. Each week will consist of musical concept learning and personalized agendas for each student.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    Prerequisites: Completion of Arrow Beginner Guitar Class OR an understanding up to pg. 57 of the Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1!

    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Art – 1st Period Friday (3rd – 5th)

    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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.

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

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Period Friday
    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

  • Math Mania – 3rd Period Friday

    Course Description: Math Mania is a course for 4th-6th graders who enjoy math, those who don’t, and everyone in between.  This class will NOT have any homework or tests.  It is simply a way to reinforce math concepts using games. Addition, Subtraction, Decimals, Fractions, Problem Solving, Multiplication, Division, Mental Math, and more will be covered over the course of the year.  Occasionally paper and pencil will be used, but mostly the Teacher will provide all necessary materials.

    Course Expectations: Good Behavior, participation in-class activities, follow Teachers’ instructions. Students need to have mastered addition and subtraction, and be familiar with multiplication. Division will be used toward the end of the year as well. (by the end of 4th grade, simply division should be covered)

    Homework: NONE

    Textbooks and Materials: NONE

    Notebook paper and pencil occasionally

    Examples of Games: LOTS of different card games- Math WAR, Spiral, Card Countdown, Coordinate Pairs, Time to Multiply, Blokus, Trifecta, Bingo using addition and subtraction, Bingo using Multiplication and Division, Worksheet games, Spoons, AND MORE!!!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs

  • Advanced Art – 5th period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Beginner Guitar – 4th period Friday

    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, your child 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 of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Beginner Guitar – 3rd period Friday

    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, your child 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 of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • LEGO Boost – 1st Period Friday (3rd-5th)

    Course Description: LEGO Boost is 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. Vernie is a humanoid robot that has a fun and interactive personality. The Boost course is designed for all skill levels.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • IEW: Following Narnia Writing – 1st Period Friday

    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: Cathleen McDaniel
    Curriculum: https://iew.com/shop/products/following-narnia-volume-1-lions-song-student-book-only
    Prerequisites: At least one year of IEW 
    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. 

  • Nature Study – 4th Period Friday (3rd-5th)
    The goal of nature study is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around them. We will focus on different 3 units of study. These include birds, insects, and flowers/trees. We will read picture books and facts about the different species of birds, insects, and flowers/trees.
    Each week we will spend a portion of our time on a nature walk observing what is around us while trying to spot those species and topics we are reading about in our literature. After our observations, we will spend time in class documenting what we discovered through sketching and watercolor.
    The students will choose what they want to write and/or draw in their journals.  It will reflect their own learning process. We will have 2-3 small presentations throughout the year. These will be very casual and fun for the kids!
    There will not be any homework in this class unless your child chooses to bring home their nature journal and finish an entry or add to their entry at home. Looking forward to a great year!

    Arrow Program: Arrow
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: Lindsey Larson
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None

  • Theater: The ACT – 6th Period Friday

    Storytelling on stage is an art form that goes back thousands of years. In this class for grades 4-8 only, students 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.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: The ACT
    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/actacademyarrow

  • Latin A-1/A-2 – 1st Period Friday

    This class will be combining both A-1 and A-2 levels of  Latin using the same curriculum. Famous Latin sayings are introduced, and students learn 240+ vocabulary terms. We also cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect, present and future verb endings. In addition, we are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and we learn this irregular verb in imperfect, present and future tenses. We are introduced to accusative and ablative prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs. This class moves at a rapid pace, covering 32 chapters in only 24 weeks. Students are expected to cover one chapter per week, and occasionally combine a review chapter simultaneously.

    Required Text: Latin for Children, Book A- Version 4.0 or later edition.

    Homework: 35-45 min. daily.

    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: TBA
    Pre-requisites: one year of Latin

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Advanced Art – 6th Period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Latin B – 4th Period Friday

Grade 6th

  • Ukulele – 6th Period Friday
    Course Description: Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
     
    Purchase your own ukulele for less than $50! Here’s a great kit:
    Vizcaya UK23C-MA Concert Ukulele Mahogany 23 inch with Ukulele Accessories, Gig Bag, Strap, Nylon String, Electric Tuner, Picks
     
    Your child will also need our lesson book:
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Class Day: Fridays
  • Mystery of History Volume IV – Online (3rd-8th)
    Mystery of History Volume IV

    Course Description: Completing our journey with Mystery of History Volume IV we will embark on modern history in a modern way: Online!  We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence, the birth of our country, and the wars of modern times but always ending with the HOPE of mankind.  Our time together online will provide supplemental readers, review games, map activities, and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading.

    Each week will be 1 Module with three 20 min assignments per week available on Canvas.

    Weekly Module will include 3 weekly assignments:

    • 20 min video OR  interactive quiz review game
    • 3 Audible lessons
    • 3 Notebooking printouts
    • Every 6 weeks optional cumulative test.
    • 1 Semester Show N Tell
    • 2 Museum Field Trips in Spring *if open*

    Choose to do all three in 1 day or space lessons out across 3 or more days to what fits best.  Online interactive games will be using Kahoot, QuizIt, Gameit, or interactive Google slides pertaining to that week’s reading.  There will be 2 Show n Tell opportunities per semester to share with the class creatively via the Live Canvas Blue Button this will not be like Zoom but will be a live video interaction with the class all within Canvas (no extra sign ons or ids).  Two field trip opportunities in the Spring to local museums *if they are open*.  Example learning videos for our History will be interactive and fun like Cooking through History or an I Survived adventure challenge.   Everything will be available at your fingertips via Canvas with printouts for each week, audible lessons, weekly video, and review game.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams

    Weekly Reading: 90  min/week for 2-3 text lessons + 1 Optional Monthly Reader audio/text

    Textbooks and Materials:

    MYSTERY OF HISTORY, VOLUME IV,  by Linda Lacour Hobar, available in print or audio

    NOTEBOOKING COMPANION GUIDE 3rd and up–available on Canvas

    EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY  READERS WILL BE USED (no additional purchase):

  • Middle School Logic (6th-8th)
    Middle School Logic

    Course Description: Welcome to the world of logic. This logic course will both challenge and inspire middle school students to be able to defend their faith against atheists and skeptics alike. Because learning logical terms and principles is often like learning a foreign language, the course has been developed to help students of logic learn the practical understanding of logical arguments. To make the course content easier to grasp, the schedule provides worksheets and practice sheets to help students better recognize logical fallacies, as well as review weeks for the quizzes and the final. The practice sheets in the back of the book offer practical study for both the final exam and for actual arguments you might encounter online or in the media. The practice sheets used in review before the end of the course come from all of the chapters and help students prepare for the final exam.

    Teacher: Becky Tarter
    Homework Expectations: 30-60 minutes per week
    Curriculum: https://www.masterbooks.com/introduction-to-logic-curriculum-pack
  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Living Science/Fair – 3rd Period Wednesday

    Grades: 6th-8th

    Teacher: Lisa de Olivera

    Fall: Arrow Science Fair

    Students will learn how to conduct an amazing science fair project from start to finish.  In this class, the students will be guided through the process of discovery utilizing the scientific method with planning, researching, conducting, evaluating and communicating each step of the process.  Some of the 21st-century skill sets acquired through this process include ~ creativity and innovation ~ critical thinking and problem-solving ~ communication and collaboration ~initiative and self-direction ~ productivity and accountability ~ information, communication, and technology literacy.

    Homework expectations: 1.5 hours/week

    Spring: History of Science

    Students will discover scientific inquiry through a classical, literature-based curriculum that utilizes biographies and stories of a myriad of great scientists including Pythagoras, Eratosthenes, Newton and Einstein.

    Students will explore 4000 years of people seeking answers to how the world works. As your students read the stories of how scientists discovered scientific and mathematical laws, they acquire a deeper understanding of scientific concepts in a variety of fields such as physics, astronomy, and chemistry. Studying inventors and inventions will provide a vast array of material for written and oral presentations.

    An interactive format for the classroom will be conducive for a Socratic method of rich discussions that will be engaging and perpetuate a curious mind and your students will be prepared for further study in high school sciences, equipped with both amazement and enthusiasm for God’s Creation.

    Homework Expectations: 2 hours/week

  • Geography – 5th Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Flight Information: (Course Description)

    In this course students will take an adventurous Trip Around the World to explore each of the seven continents one at a time, studying the following areas: GEOGRAPHY (land forms, rivers, countries & cities, climate), HISTORY (brief overview of the history of each continent), RELIGION (Dominant religion/s of each continent; impact on Christianity), CULTURE (government, economics, society, thought & learning, art,  language), KEY PEOPLE (missionaries, historical & political figures, artists, scientists), CURRENT EVENTS/ISSUES (political, social, religious issues). NATIVE PLANTS & ANIMALS.  Activities & assignments will include mapping, research, fact charts, vocabulary drills, games, songs, skill testing, some artistic expression, and food preparation.

    Flight Guidelines: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, complete assigned homework on time, prepare reports & projects, learn geography songs for each region to aid in memorization, and maintain a tidy, organized notebook.

    Homework: 3-4+ hours/week (depending on depth of study if using as a family adventure – see*)

    Packing List: (Textbooks and Materials)

    1. Around the World in 180 Days* (Student book)
    2. Geography Songs (CD or digital) By Larry & Kathy Troxel
    3. Geography Notebook
      1. 5” 3-ring binder
      2. 8-pack colored tab dividers
    4. Books of interest (from the suggested list in workbook – may be available from the library)
    5. Other supplies (TBD)

    NOTE:  The *curriculum is multi-age level.  I will be teaching this class at a 6-8th grade level, but this could easily become a family adventure that you could carry out with your other students at home.  If you choose to do that, let me know as I will

  • English (Narnia 2)- 1st Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Course Description: In this course, students will learn advanced writing skills while exploring the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style Method.  This course, which is a Level C- IEW course, uses the last four novels in the Chronicle of Narnia Series (Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle), to teach advanced structure and style techniques.  This course assumes that students will have mastered and will be applying the basic dress-ups and sentence openers automatically, so we will begin adding further upper level techniques to their tool box from the beginning of the course. These additional style elements will include similes, metaphors, parallelism, the adverb and adjective “teeter-totters”, dual modifiers, noun clauses, personification, “invisible” #2 and #4 openers, etc… In addition, students will learn to consistently use transitional words and phrases to tie their thoughts together smoothly and will learn to scrutinize the stylistic techniques for correct grammatical usage as they increase their skill in the writing process.

    The course will also have a literary analysis component. Students will be taught to use the “Five Common Topics” as a tool for analyzing literature and discovering more about what might make characters in the novels make the decisions that they do. This process of analysis can help students to understand more about the decision-making process in general and to understand how to look at two sides of an “issue” in order to develop persuasive thinking skills. As we move through the 4 novels over the year, students will also learn to identify the literary devices used by C.S. Lewis in the Narnia books.  He was a master in this regard, and his vivid use of language can inspire students to try such devices in their own writing. Vocabulary Study will be an important part of the course as well.

    Course Expectations:

    This is a Middle School course that is appropriate for students in grades 6-8, who have already completed Narnia 1 or another IEW course. Students will need to keep up with weekly assignments, as this will allow them to participate in classroom discussions and activities and will help them to progress in skill development.  Specific chapters of the Narnia books will be assigned weekly for homework as we work through the units.

    Homework: Students can expect to have weekly homework assignments that could include reading, writing, literature analysis and vocabulary study.  Total weekly homework time expectations: 3-4 hours per week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    • Student book for Following Narnia Level II: Aslan’s Country (third edition).
    • The last 4 books in the Narnia series (titles mentioned above)
    • A one-inch three ring binder
    • Student Resource Notebook (this notebook can be purchased pre-printed through the IEW website or it can be printed out by the parent from a link).
    • a zippered pencil pouch for vocabulary cards.
  • Vocal Ensemble – 4th Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Class Description:  This will be a fun and engaging opportunity for teen guys & gals to exercise their vocal chords and make beautiful music together while learning how to sing in harmony.  Students will learn good vocal production, breathing technique & support, how voices blend together and find out about pitch tuning, rhythm and visual performance.  We will explore selections from various time periods and genres of music, including arrangements of hymns, spirituals, contemporary Christian & worship music.    While some of the music we learn will be A Capella (unaccompanied) arrangements, we also will need instrumentalists who would like to play in the “band” to accompany the vocal ensemble.  Some such instruments could be (but are not limited to) piano, electronic keyboard, synthesizer, guitar, bass guitar, assorted strings, flute, etc.  If you are not sure if your instrument fits, please contact the instructor for verification.   

    It is my desire that we will be able to share our gift of music with others, through concerts and other events throughout the year.

    Prerequisite:  This is an intermediate class for students (13-18) who can read music, match pitches, sing in tune and hear when a pitch goes higher or lower.  Knowing how to harmonize is not required…we will learn how to do that.  If a potential student is uncertain if they meet the prerequisites, they can arrange for an evaluation with the instructor.  Instrumentalists should be somewhat accomplished on their instrument and know how to read chords and printed music.

    Class Requirements:  Students will be expected to come to class ready to learn and be attentive.  This is a short class hour, so excessive chatting will keep us from accomplishing our goals.  Each student will choice a favorite hymn and prepare a report and presentation on the origins and story behind the writer and the circumstances surrounding that hymn.  Homework will be to practice the music we are learning and come to class knowing your part.  Average 30-45 min/day

    Textbooks and Materials:

    1. 3 ring binder (1 or 1.5”
    2. Supplemental resourses TBD
  • Geography – 3rd Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Flight Information: (Course Description)

    In this course students will take an adventurous Trip Around the World to explore each of the seven continents one at a time, studying the following areas: GEOGRAPHY (land forms, rivers, countries & cities, climate), HISTORY (brief overview of the history of each continent), RELIGION (Dominant religion/s of each continent; impact on Christianity), CULTURE (government, economics, society, thought & learning, art,  language), KEY PEOPLE (missionaries, historical & political figures, artists, scientists), CURRENT EVENTS/ISSUES (political, social, religious issues). NATIVE PLANTS & ANIMALS.  Activities & assignments will include mapping, research, fact charts, vocabulary drills, games, songs, skill testing, some artistic expression, and food preparation.

    Flight Guidelines: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, complete assigned homework on time, prepare reports & projects, learn geography songs for each region to aid in memorization, and maintain a tidy, organized notebook.

    Homework: 3-4+ hours/week (depending on depth of study if using as a family adventure – see*)

    Packing List: (Textbooks and Materials)

    1. Around the World in 180 Days* (Student book)
    2. Geography Songs (CD or digital) By Larry & Kathy Troxel
    3. Geography Notebook
      1. 5” 3-ring binder
      2. 8-pack colored tab dividers
    4. Books of interest (from the suggested list in workbook – may be available from the library)
    5. Other supplies (TBD)

    NOTE:  The *curriculum is multi-age level.  I will be teaching this class at a 6-8th grade level, but this could easily become a family adventure that you could carry out with your other students at home.  If you choose to do that, let me know as I will

  • Teaching the Classics – 5th Period Friday (5th-8th grade)
  • Boot Camp – 6th Period Friday (5th+)

    Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday
    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. – 3rd Period Friday
    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

  • Living Science/Fair – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Grades: 6th-8th

    Teacher: Lisa de Olivera

    Fall: Arrow Science Fair

    Students will learn how to conduct an amazing science fair project from start to finish.  In this class, the students will be guided through the process of discovery utilizing the scientific method with planning, researching, conducting, evaluating and communicating each step of the process.  Some of the 21st-century skill sets acquired through this process include ~ creativity and innovation ~ critical thinking and problem-solving ~ communication and collaboration ~initiative and self-direction ~ productivity and accountability ~ information, communication, and technology literacy.

    Homework expectations: 1.5 hours/week

    Spring: History of Science

    Students will discover scientific inquiry through a classical, literature-based curriculum that utilizes biographies and stories of a myriad of great scientists including Pythagoras, Eratosthenes, Newton and Einstein.

    Students will explore 4000 years of people seeking answers to how the world works. As your students read the stories of how scientists discovered scientific and mathematical laws, they acquire a deeper understanding of scientific concepts in a variety of fields such as physics, astronomy, and chemistry. Studying inventors and inventions will provide a vast array of material for written and oral presentations.

    An interactive format for the classroom will be conducive for a Socratic method of rich discussions that will be engaging and perpetuate a curious mind and your students will be prepared for further study in high school sciences, equipped with both amazement and enthusiasm for God’s Creation.

    Homework Expectations: 2 hours/week

  • History – 5th Period (5th-7th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • History – 2nd Period Friday (5th-7th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • Science – 4th Period Friday (5th-7th)

    Ages: 5th-7th Grade

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

     

  • Science – 3rd Period Friday

    Ages: 5th-7th

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

     

  • Advanced Art – 4th period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Guitar – 2nd Period Wednesday

    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, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Intermediate Guitar – 4th period Friday

    Have you taken lessons before? Have you dabbled in learning but got stuck in your progress? Are you itching to learn more after taking Arrow Guitar Class last year? This course is designed to further encourage musical giftings and to give you the instruction and attention you need in order to improve your guitar skills. Each week will consist of musical concept learning and personalized agendas for each student.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    Prerequisites: Completion of Arrow Beginner Guitar Class OR an understanding up to pg. 57 of the Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1!

    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Intermediate Guitar – 3rd period Friday

    Have you taken lessons before? Have you dabbled in learning but got stuck in your progress? Are you itching to learn more after taking Arrow Guitar Class last year? This course is designed to further encourage musical giftings and to give you the instruction and attention you need in order to improve your guitar skills. Each week will consist of musical concept learning and personalized agendas for each student.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    Prerequisites: Completion of Arrow Beginner Guitar Class OR an understanding up to pg. 57 of the Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1!

    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Period Friday
    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

  • Functional Fitness – 5th Period Wednesday

    Class Name: FUNctional Fitness

    Instructor Name: Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

    Pre-Requisites: None

  • Functional Fitness – 4th Period Wednesday

    Class Name: FUNctional Fitness

    Instructor Name: Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

    Pre-Requisites: None

  • EV3 Robotics: Create Code Innovate – 2nd Period Friday (6th-8th)

    Students discover and explore a skill challenge in creating robot design and innovating 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 Academics
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • Worldview History – 4th Period Wednesday

    Grades: 6th-9th

    Course description: “Nothing short of a great Civil War of values rages today…Two sides with vastly
    differing and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society. The
    struggle is for the hearts and minds of the people. It is a war over ideas…” James Dobson and Gary Bauer
    highlight the necessity of training young Christians to “renew their minds” with God’s truth. Worldview training
    will help your students see the big picture and answer such BIG questions as: Where did everything come
    from? Who am I? Why are we here? What’s right and wrong, and who decides? What happens when we die?
    The goals of this course are to teach students the answers to these and many more questions from a biblical
    worldview, and to teach students that ideas have consequences. One’s worldview determines how one thinks
    and acts in every area of life. This is the most important class your student will take in
    preparation for college and life!

    Teacher: Chris Harrington

    Curriculum: (provided to students through course fees)

    • Lightbearers Biblical Worldview Student Workbook –3 rd ed. by Summit Ministries
    • How to be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

    Homework expectations:  Students will read from the student texts, answer questions, journal, write
    summary paragraphs, research topics, and do other assigned activities at home in preparation for class. In
    class we will watch videos, have discussions, do activities and present research topics. There will also be
    quizzes and tests. Students will be expected to spend about 3 hours at home to prepare for class and
    complete assignments. Some students may need more time for projects or preparing for quizzes and tests.

  • Worldview History – 1st Period Friday

    Course description: “Nothing short of a great Civil War of values rages today…Two sides with vastly differing and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society. The struggle is for the hearts and minds of the people.  It is a war over ideas…” James Dobson and Gary Bauer highlight the necessity of training young Christians to “renew their minds” with God’s truth. Worldview training will help your students see the big picture and answer such BIG questions as:  Where did everything come from? Who am I? Why are we here? What’s right and wrong, and who decides? What happens when we die? 

    The goals of this course are to teach students the answers to these and many more questions from a biblical worldview and to teach students that ideas have consequences. One’s worldview determines how one thinks and acts in every area of life. This is the most important class your student will take in preparation for college and life!

    Teacher: Chris Harrington

    Curriculum: (provided to students through course fees)

    •  Lightbearers Biblical Worldview Student Workbook –3rd ed. by Summit Ministries
    • How to be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

    Homework expectations:  Students will read from the student texts, answer questions, journal, write summary paragraphs, research topics, and do other assigned activities at home in preparation for class. In class we will watch videos, have discussions, do activities and present research topics.  There will also be quizzes and tests. Students will be expected to spend about 3 hours at home to prepare for class and complete assignments.  Some students may need more time for projects or preparing for quizzes and tests.

     

  • Math Mania – 3rd Period Friday

    Course Description: Math Mania is a course for 4th-6th graders who enjoy math, those who don’t, and everyone in between.  This class will NOT have any homework or tests.  It is simply a way to reinforce math concepts using games. Addition, Subtraction, Decimals, Fractions, Problem Solving, Multiplication, Division, Mental Math, and more will be covered over the course of the year.  Occasionally paper and pencil will be used, but mostly the Teacher will provide all necessary materials.

    Course Expectations: Good Behavior, participation in-class activities, follow Teachers’ instructions. Students need to have mastered addition and subtraction, and be familiar with multiplication. Division will be used toward the end of the year as well. (by the end of 4th grade, simply division should be covered)

    Homework: NONE

    Textbooks and Materials: NONE

    Notebook paper and pencil occasionally

    Examples of Games: LOTS of different card games- Math WAR, Spiral, Card Countdown, Coordinate Pairs, Time to Multiply, Blokus, Trifecta, Bingo using addition and subtraction, Bingo using Multiplication and Division, Worksheet games, Spoons, AND MORE!!!

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs

  • Advanced Art – 5th period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Beginner Guitar – 4th period Friday

    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, your child 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 of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Beginner Guitar – 3rd period Friday

    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, your child 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 of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • IEW: Following Narnia Writing – 1st Period Friday

    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: Cathleen McDaniel
    Curriculum: https://iew.com/shop/products/following-narnia-volume-1-lions-song-student-book-only
    Prerequisites: At least one year of IEW 
    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. 

  • Theater: The ACT – 6th Period Friday

    Storytelling on stage is an art form that goes back thousands of years. In this class for grades 4-8 only, students 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.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: The ACT
    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/actacademyarrow

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Advanced Art – 6th Period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Latin B – 4th Period Friday

Grade 7th

  • Ukulele – 6th Period Friday
    Course Description: Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
     
    Purchase your own ukulele for less than $50! Here’s a great kit:
    Vizcaya UK23C-MA Concert Ukulele Mahogany 23 inch with Ukulele Accessories, Gig Bag, Strap, Nylon String, Electric Tuner, Picks
     
    Your child will also need our lesson book:
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Class Day: Fridays
  • Mystery of History Volume IV – Online (3rd-8th)
    Mystery of History Volume IV

    Course Description: Completing our journey with Mystery of History Volume IV we will embark on modern history in a modern way: Online!  We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence, the birth of our country, and the wars of modern times but always ending with the HOPE of mankind.  Our time together online will provide supplemental readers, review games, map activities, and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading.

    Each week will be 1 Module with three 20 min assignments per week available on Canvas.

    Weekly Module will include 3 weekly assignments:

    • 20 min video OR  interactive quiz review game
    • 3 Audible lessons
    • 3 Notebooking printouts
    • Every 6 weeks optional cumulative test.
    • 1 Semester Show N Tell
    • 2 Museum Field Trips in Spring *if open*

    Choose to do all three in 1 day or space lessons out across 3 or more days to what fits best.  Online interactive games will be using Kahoot, QuizIt, Gameit, or interactive Google slides pertaining to that week’s reading.  There will be 2 Show n Tell opportunities per semester to share with the class creatively via the Live Canvas Blue Button this will not be like Zoom but will be a live video interaction with the class all within Canvas (no extra sign ons or ids).  Two field trip opportunities in the Spring to local museums *if they are open*.  Example learning videos for our History will be interactive and fun like Cooking through History or an I Survived adventure challenge.   Everything will be available at your fingertips via Canvas with printouts for each week, audible lessons, weekly video, and review game.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams

    Weekly Reading: 90  min/week for 2-3 text lessons + 1 Optional Monthly Reader audio/text

    Textbooks and Materials:

    MYSTERY OF HISTORY, VOLUME IV,  by Linda Lacour Hobar, available in print or audio

    NOTEBOOKING COMPANION GUIDE 3rd and up–available on Canvas

    EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY  READERS WILL BE USED (no additional purchase):

  • Middle School Logic (6th-8th)
    Middle School Logic

    Course Description: Welcome to the world of logic. This logic course will both challenge and inspire middle school students to be able to defend their faith against atheists and skeptics alike. Because learning logical terms and principles is often like learning a foreign language, the course has been developed to help students of logic learn the practical understanding of logical arguments. To make the course content easier to grasp, the schedule provides worksheets and practice sheets to help students better recognize logical fallacies, as well as review weeks for the quizzes and the final. The practice sheets in the back of the book offer practical study for both the final exam and for actual arguments you might encounter online or in the media. The practice sheets used in review before the end of the course come from all of the chapters and help students prepare for the final exam.

    Teacher: Becky Tarter
    Homework Expectations: 30-60 minutes per week
    Curriculum: https://www.masterbooks.com/introduction-to-logic-curriculum-pack
  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Living Science/Fair – 3rd Period Wednesday

    Grades: 6th-8th

    Teacher: Lisa de Olivera

    Fall: Arrow Science Fair

    Students will learn how to conduct an amazing science fair project from start to finish.  In this class, the students will be guided through the process of discovery utilizing the scientific method with planning, researching, conducting, evaluating and communicating each step of the process.  Some of the 21st-century skill sets acquired through this process include ~ creativity and innovation ~ critical thinking and problem-solving ~ communication and collaboration ~initiative and self-direction ~ productivity and accountability ~ information, communication, and technology literacy.

    Homework expectations: 1.5 hours/week

    Spring: History of Science

    Students will discover scientific inquiry through a classical, literature-based curriculum that utilizes biographies and stories of a myriad of great scientists including Pythagoras, Eratosthenes, Newton and Einstein.

    Students will explore 4000 years of people seeking answers to how the world works. As your students read the stories of how scientists discovered scientific and mathematical laws, they acquire a deeper understanding of scientific concepts in a variety of fields such as physics, astronomy, and chemistry. Studying inventors and inventions will provide a vast array of material for written and oral presentations.

    An interactive format for the classroom will be conducive for a Socratic method of rich discussions that will be engaging and perpetuate a curious mind and your students will be prepared for further study in high school sciences, equipped with both amazement and enthusiasm for God’s Creation.

    Homework Expectations: 2 hours/week

  • Geography – 5th Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Flight Information: (Course Description)

    In this course students will take an adventurous Trip Around the World to explore each of the seven continents one at a time, studying the following areas: GEOGRAPHY (land forms, rivers, countries & cities, climate), HISTORY (brief overview of the history of each continent), RELIGION (Dominant religion/s of each continent; impact on Christianity), CULTURE (government, economics, society, thought & learning, art,  language), KEY PEOPLE (missionaries, historical & political figures, artists, scientists), CURRENT EVENTS/ISSUES (political, social, religious issues). NATIVE PLANTS & ANIMALS.  Activities & assignments will include mapping, research, fact charts, vocabulary drills, games, songs, skill testing, some artistic expression, and food preparation.

    Flight Guidelines: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, complete assigned homework on time, prepare reports & projects, learn geography songs for each region to aid in memorization, and maintain a tidy, organized notebook.

    Homework: 3-4+ hours/week (depending on depth of study if using as a family adventure – see*)

    Packing List: (Textbooks and Materials)

    1. Around the World in 180 Days* (Student book)
    2. Geography Songs (CD or digital) By Larry & Kathy Troxel
    3. Geography Notebook
      1. 5” 3-ring binder
      2. 8-pack colored tab dividers
    4. Books of interest (from the suggested list in workbook – may be available from the library)
    5. Other supplies (TBD)

    NOTE:  The *curriculum is multi-age level.  I will be teaching this class at a 6-8th grade level, but this could easily become a family adventure that you could carry out with your other students at home.  If you choose to do that, let me know as I will

  • English (Narnia 2)- 2nd Period Wednesday (7th-9th)

    Teacher: Grace Miller and Hope Desormeaux

    Course Description: In this course, students will learn advanced writing skills while exploring the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style Method.  This course, which is a Level C- IEW course, uses the last four novels in the Chronicle of Narnia Series (Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle), to teach advanced structure and style techniques.  This course assumes that students will have mastered and will be applying the basic dress-ups and sentence openers automatically, so we will begin adding further upper level techniques to their tool box from the beginning of the course. These additional style elements will include similes, metaphors, parallelism, the adverb and adjective “teeter-totters”, dual modifiers, noun clauses, personification, “invisible” #2 and #4 openers, etc… In addition, students will learn to consistently use transitional words and phrases to tie their thoughts together smoothly and will learn to scrutinize the stylistic techniques for correct grammatical usage as they increase their skill in the writing process.

    The course will also have a literary analysis component. Students will be taught to use the “Five Common Topics” as a tool for analyzing literature and discovering more about what might make characters in the novels make the decisions that they do. This process of analysis can help students to understand more about the decision-making process in general and to understand how to look at two sides of an “issue” in order to develop persuasive thinking skills. As we move through the 4 novels over the year, students will also learn to identify the literary devices used by C.S. Lewis in the Narnia books.  He was a master in this regard, and his vivid use of language can inspire students to try such devices in their own writing. Vocabulary Study will be an important part of the course as well.

    Course Expectations:

    This is an Upper Middle School Course that is appropriate for students in grades 7-9, who have already completed Narnia 1 or another Level B – IEW course. Students will need to keep up with weekly assignments, as this will allow them to participate in classroom discussions and activities and will help them to progress in skill development.  Specific chapters of the Narnia books will be assigned weekly for homework as we work through the units.

    Homework: Students can expect to have weekly homework assignments that could include reading, writing, literature analysis and vocabulary study.  Total weekly homework time expectations: 3-4 hours per week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    • Student book for Following Narnia Level II: Aslan’s Country (third edition).
    • The last 4 books in the Narnia series (titles mentioned above)
    • A one-inch three ring binder
    • Student Resource Notebook (this notebook can be purchased pre-printed through the IEW website or it can be printed out by the parent from a link).
    • a zippered pencil pouch for vocabulary cards.
  • English (Narnia 2)- 1st Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Course Description: In this course, students will learn advanced writing skills while exploring the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style Method.  This course, which is a Level C- IEW course, uses the last four novels in the Chronicle of Narnia Series (Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle), to teach advanced structure and style techniques.  This course assumes that students will have mastered and will be applying the basic dress-ups and sentence openers automatically, so we will begin adding further upper level techniques to their tool box from the beginning of the course. These additional style elements will include similes, metaphors, parallelism, the adverb and adjective “teeter-totters”, dual modifiers, noun clauses, personification, “invisible” #2 and #4 openers, etc… In addition, students will learn to consistently use transitional words and phrases to tie their thoughts together smoothly and will learn to scrutinize the stylistic techniques for correct grammatical usage as they increase their skill in the writing process.

    The course will also have a literary analysis component. Students will be taught to use the “Five Common Topics” as a tool for analyzing literature and discovering more about what might make characters in the novels make the decisions that they do. This process of analysis can help students to understand more about the decision-making process in general and to understand how to look at two sides of an “issue” in order to develop persuasive thinking skills. As we move through the 4 novels over the year, students will also learn to identify the literary devices used by C.S. Lewis in the Narnia books.  He was a master in this regard, and his vivid use of language can inspire students to try such devices in their own writing. Vocabulary Study will be an important part of the course as well.

    Course Expectations:

    This is a Middle School course that is appropriate for students in grades 6-8, who have already completed Narnia 1 or another IEW course. Students will need to keep up with weekly assignments, as this will allow them to participate in classroom discussions and activities and will help them to progress in skill development.  Specific chapters of the Narnia books will be assigned weekly for homework as we work through the units.

    Homework: Students can expect to have weekly homework assignments that could include reading, writing, literature analysis and vocabulary study.  Total weekly homework time expectations: 3-4 hours per week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    • Student book for Following Narnia Level II: Aslan’s Country (third edition).
    • The last 4 books in the Narnia series (titles mentioned above)
    • A one-inch three ring binder
    • Student Resource Notebook (this notebook can be purchased pre-printed through the IEW website or it can be printed out by the parent from a link).
    • a zippered pencil pouch for vocabulary cards.
  • Vocal Ensemble – 4th Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Class Description:  This will be a fun and engaging opportunity for teen guys & gals to exercise their vocal chords and make beautiful music together while learning how to sing in harmony.  Students will learn good vocal production, breathing technique & support, how voices blend together and find out about pitch tuning, rhythm and visual performance.  We will explore selections from various time periods and genres of music, including arrangements of hymns, spirituals, contemporary Christian & worship music.    While some of the music we learn will be A Capella (unaccompanied) arrangements, we also will need instrumentalists who would like to play in the “band” to accompany the vocal ensemble.  Some such instruments could be (but are not limited to) piano, electronic keyboard, synthesizer, guitar, bass guitar, assorted strings, flute, etc.  If you are not sure if your instrument fits, please contact the instructor for verification.   

    It is my desire that we will be able to share our gift of music with others, through concerts and other events throughout the year.

    Prerequisite:  This is an intermediate class for students (13-18) who can read music, match pitches, sing in tune and hear when a pitch goes higher or lower.  Knowing how to harmonize is not required…we will learn how to do that.  If a potential student is uncertain if they meet the prerequisites, they can arrange for an evaluation with the instructor.  Instrumentalists should be somewhat accomplished on their instrument and know how to read chords and printed music.

    Class Requirements:  Students will be expected to come to class ready to learn and be attentive.  This is a short class hour, so excessive chatting will keep us from accomplishing our goals.  Each student will choice a favorite hymn and prepare a report and presentation on the origins and story behind the writer and the circumstances surrounding that hymn.  Homework will be to practice the music we are learning and come to class knowing your part.  Average 30-45 min/day

    Textbooks and Materials:

    1. 3 ring binder (1 or 1.5”
    2. Supplemental resourses TBD
  • Geography – 3rd Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Flight Information: (Course Description)

    In this course students will take an adventurous Trip Around the World to explore each of the seven continents one at a time, studying the following areas: GEOGRAPHY (land forms, rivers, countries & cities, climate), HISTORY (brief overview of the history of each continent), RELIGION (Dominant religion/s of each continent; impact on Christianity), CULTURE (government, economics, society, thought & learning, art,  language), KEY PEOPLE (missionaries, historical & political figures, artists, scientists), CURRENT EVENTS/ISSUES (political, social, religious issues). NATIVE PLANTS & ANIMALS.  Activities & assignments will include mapping, research, fact charts, vocabulary drills, games, songs, skill testing, some artistic expression, and food preparation.

    Flight Guidelines: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, complete assigned homework on time, prepare reports & projects, learn geography songs for each region to aid in memorization, and maintain a tidy, organized notebook.

    Homework: 3-4+ hours/week (depending on depth of study if using as a family adventure – see*)

    Packing List: (Textbooks and Materials)

    1. Around the World in 180 Days* (Student book)
    2. Geography Songs (CD or digital) By Larry & Kathy Troxel
    3. Geography Notebook
      1. 5” 3-ring binder
      2. 8-pack colored tab dividers
    4. Books of interest (from the suggested list in workbook – may be available from the library)
    5. Other supplies (TBD)

    NOTE:  The *curriculum is multi-age level.  I will be teaching this class at a 6-8th grade level, but this could easily become a family adventure that you could carry out with your other students at home.  If you choose to do that, let me know as I will

  • Teaching the Classics – 5th Period Friday (5th-8th grade)
  • Boot Camp – 6th Period Friday (5th+)

    Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday
    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. – 3rd Period Friday
    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

  • Living Science/Fair – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Grades: 6th-8th

    Teacher: Lisa de Olivera

    Fall: Arrow Science Fair

    Students will learn how to conduct an amazing science fair project from start to finish.  In this class, the students will be guided through the process of discovery utilizing the scientific method with planning, researching, conducting, evaluating and communicating each step of the process.  Some of the 21st-century skill sets acquired through this process include ~ creativity and innovation ~ critical thinking and problem-solving ~ communication and collaboration ~initiative and self-direction ~ productivity and accountability ~ information, communication, and technology literacy.

    Homework expectations: 1.5 hours/week

    Spring: History of Science

    Students will discover scientific inquiry through a classical, literature-based curriculum that utilizes biographies and stories of a myriad of great scientists including Pythagoras, Eratosthenes, Newton and Einstein.

    Students will explore 4000 years of people seeking answers to how the world works. As your students read the stories of how scientists discovered scientific and mathematical laws, they acquire a deeper understanding of scientific concepts in a variety of fields such as physics, astronomy, and chemistry. Studying inventors and inventions will provide a vast array of material for written and oral presentations.

    An interactive format for the classroom will be conducive for a Socratic method of rich discussions that will be engaging and perpetuate a curious mind and your students will be prepared for further study in high school sciences, equipped with both amazement and enthusiasm for God’s Creation.

    Homework Expectations: 2 hours/week

  • History – 5th Period (5th-7th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • History – 2nd Period Friday (5th-7th)
    Class Name: Early American History
    Instructor Name: Rhonda Wesselius
    Course Expectations:  2-2.5 hrs / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.

    Course Description:  This class will continue our chronological study of history at Arrow, but narrowing our focus to U.S. history. It is not intended to be a thorough review of all of American history, or even of this time period, but to be an introduction to seeing history through the lens of God’s Providence, his guiding hand over the history of the world and of America. History is HisStory, and we will be actively looking for God’s fingerprints and his purposes on every page. Through the stories, we will learn the lessons of history and find heroes to imitate and mistakes to avoid.  This course will promote patriotism; while focusing on the good, we will examine the bad in light of God’s word. Classroom learning will include:

    • Rich discussion of chapter study questions and the lessons of history
    • Fun mapwork
    • Lively activities and games to reinforce the lesson
    • Weekly in-class worksheets with discussion questions, unit Bible verse, timeline date, quote or worldview point of the day, and “fingerprints” activity
    • Quarterly class presentations
    Curriculum: By Peter Marshall & David Manuel, with Anna Wilson Fishel –
    • The Light & the Glory for Children
    • From Sea to Shining Sea for Children
    • Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Children
  • Science – 4th Period Friday (5th-7th)

    Ages: 5th-7th Grade

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

     

  • Science – 3rd Period Friday

    Ages: 5th-7th

    Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.

    Teacher: Gale Duran

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 

     

  • Advanced Art – 4th period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Guitar – 2nd Period Wednesday

    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, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Intermediate Guitar – 4th period Friday

    Have you taken lessons before? Have you dabbled in learning but got stuck in your progress? Are you itching to learn more after taking Arrow Guitar Class last year? This course is designed to further encourage musical giftings and to give you the instruction and attention you need in order to improve your guitar skills. Each week will consist of musical concept learning and personalized agendas for each student.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    Prerequisites: Completion of Arrow Beginner Guitar Class OR an understanding up to pg. 57 of the Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1!

    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Intermediate Guitar – 3rd period Friday

    Have you taken lessons before? Have you dabbled in learning but got stuck in your progress? Are you itching to learn more after taking Arrow Guitar Class last year? This course is designed to further encourage musical giftings and to give you the instruction and attention you need in order to improve your guitar skills. Each week will consist of musical concept learning and personalized agendas for each student.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    Prerequisites: Completion of Arrow Beginner Guitar Class OR an understanding up to pg. 57 of the Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1!

    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Period Friday
    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

  • Functional Fitness – 5th Period Wednesday

    Class Name: FUNctional Fitness

    Instructor Name: Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

    Pre-Requisites: None

  • Functional Fitness – 4th Period Wednesday

    Class Name: FUNctional Fitness

    Instructor Name: Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

    Pre-Requisites: None

  • EV3 Robotics: Create Code Innovate – 2nd Period Friday (6th-8th)

    Students discover and explore a skill challenge in creating robot design and innovating 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 Academics
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • Worldview History – 4th Period Wednesday

    Grades: 6th-9th

    Course description: “Nothing short of a great Civil War of values rages today…Two sides with vastly
    differing and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society. The
    struggle is for the hearts and minds of the people. It is a war over ideas…” James Dobson and Gary Bauer
    highlight the necessity of training young Christians to “renew their minds” with God’s truth. Worldview training
    will help your students see the big picture and answer such BIG questions as: Where did everything come
    from? Who am I? Why are we here? What’s right and wrong, and who decides? What happens when we die?
    The goals of this course are to teach students the answers to these and many more questions from a biblical
    worldview, and to teach students that ideas have consequences. One’s worldview determines how one thinks
    and acts in every area of life. This is the most important class your student will take in
    preparation for college and life!

    Teacher: Chris Harrington

    Curriculum: (provided to students through course fees)

    • Lightbearers Biblical Worldview Student Workbook –3 rd ed. by Summit Ministries
    • How to be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

    Homework expectations:  Students will read from the student texts, answer questions, journal, write
    summary paragraphs, research topics, and do other assigned activities at home in preparation for class. In
    class we will watch videos, have discussions, do activities and present research topics. There will also be
    quizzes and tests. Students will be expected to spend about 3 hours at home to prepare for class and
    complete assignments. Some students may need more time for projects or preparing for quizzes and tests.

  • Worldview History – 1st Period Friday

    Course description: “Nothing short of a great Civil War of values rages today…Two sides with vastly differing and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society. The struggle is for the hearts and minds of the people.  It is a war over ideas…” James Dobson and Gary Bauer highlight the necessity of training young Christians to “renew their minds” with God’s truth. Worldview training will help your students see the big picture and answer such BIG questions as:  Where did everything come from? Who am I? Why are we here? What’s right and wrong, and who decides? What happens when we die? 

    The goals of this course are to teach students the answers to these and many more questions from a biblical worldview and to teach students that ideas have consequences. One’s worldview determines how one thinks and acts in every area of life. This is the most important class your student will take in preparation for college and life!

    Teacher: Chris Harrington

    Curriculum: (provided to students through course fees)

    •  Lightbearers Biblical Worldview Student Workbook –3rd ed. by Summit Ministries
    • How to be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

    Homework expectations:  Students will read from the student texts, answer questions, journal, write summary paragraphs, research topics, and do other assigned activities at home in preparation for class. In class we will watch videos, have discussions, do activities and present research topics.  There will also be quizzes and tests. Students will be expected to spend about 3 hours at home to prepare for class and complete assignments.  Some students may need more time for projects or preparing for quizzes and tests.

     

  • General Science – 1st Period Wednesday

    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: $60

  • Advanced Art – 5th period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Beginner Guitar – 4th period Friday

    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, your child 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 of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Beginner Guitar – 3rd period Friday

    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, your child 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 of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • IEW: Following Narnia Writing – 1st Period Friday

    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: Cathleen McDaniel
    Curriculum: https://iew.com/shop/products/following-narnia-volume-1-lions-song-student-book-only
    Prerequisites: At least one year of IEW 
    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. 

  • Pre-Algebra – Friday 2nd Period, Wednesday 4th Period

    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: Jessica Jacobs
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisite
    : 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

  • Physical Science – 1st Period Wednesday

    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: Robin Owens
    Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science 3rd Edition
    Prerequisites: 7th Grade Math
    Expectations: 1-1.5 Hours Daily
    Supply Fee: $60

  • Theater: The ACT – 6th Period Friday

    Storytelling on stage is an art form that goes back thousands of years. In this class for grades 4-8 only, students 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.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: The ACT
    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/actacademyarrow

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Advanced Art – 6th Period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None

Grade 8th

  • Ukulele – 6th Period Friday
    Course Description: Does your child have any interest in music but learning the guitar seems to be too daunting? Our group ukulele lessons are the perfect entry point into the world of making music. This class will consist of intentional music education based around the philosophies of music theory and FUN. By the end of the course, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.
     
    Purchase your own ukulele for less than $50! Here’s a great kit:
    Vizcaya UK23C-MA Concert Ukulele Mahogany 23 inch with Ukulele Accessories, Gig Bag, Strap, Nylon String, Electric Tuner, Picks
     
    Your child will also need our lesson book:
    Teacher: Zera Music Co
    Class Day: Fridays
  • Mystery of History Volume IV – Online (3rd-8th)
    Mystery of History Volume IV

    Course Description: Completing our journey with Mystery of History Volume IV we will embark on modern history in a modern way: Online!  We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence, the birth of our country, and the wars of modern times but always ending with the HOPE of mankind.  Our time together online will provide supplemental readers, review games, map activities, and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading.

    Each week will be 1 Module with three 20 min assignments per week available on Canvas.

    Weekly Module will include 3 weekly assignments:

    • 20 min video OR  interactive quiz review game
    • 3 Audible lessons
    • 3 Notebooking printouts
    • Every 6 weeks optional cumulative test.
    • 1 Semester Show N Tell
    • 2 Museum Field Trips in Spring *if open*

    Choose to do all three in 1 day or space lessons out across 3 or more days to what fits best.  Online interactive games will be using Kahoot, QuizIt, Gameit, or interactive Google slides pertaining to that week’s reading.  There will be 2 Show n Tell opportunities per semester to share with the class creatively via the Live Canvas Blue Button this will not be like Zoom but will be a live video interaction with the class all within Canvas (no extra sign ons or ids).  Two field trip opportunities in the Spring to local museums *if they are open*.  Example learning videos for our History will be interactive and fun like Cooking through History or an I Survived adventure challenge.   Everything will be available at your fingertips via Canvas with printouts for each week, audible lessons, weekly video, and review game.

    Teacher: Jenny Adams

    Weekly Reading: 90  min/week for 2-3 text lessons + 1 Optional Monthly Reader audio/text

    Textbooks and Materials:

    MYSTERY OF HISTORY, VOLUME IV,  by Linda Lacour Hobar, available in print or audio

    NOTEBOOKING COMPANION GUIDE 3rd and up–available on Canvas

    EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY  READERS WILL BE USED (no additional purchase):

  • Middle School Logic (6th-8th)
    Middle School Logic

    Course Description: Welcome to the world of logic. This logic course will both challenge and inspire middle school students to be able to defend their faith against atheists and skeptics alike. Because learning logical terms and principles is often like learning a foreign language, the course has been developed to help students of logic learn the practical understanding of logical arguments. To make the course content easier to grasp, the schedule provides worksheets and practice sheets to help students better recognize logical fallacies, as well as review weeks for the quizzes and the final. The practice sheets in the back of the book offer practical study for both the final exam and for actual arguments you might encounter online or in the media. The practice sheets used in review before the end of the course come from all of the chapters and help students prepare for the final exam.

    Teacher: Becky Tarter
    Homework Expectations: 30-60 minutes per week
    Curriculum: https://www.masterbooks.com/introduction-to-logic-curriculum-pack
  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Living Science/Fair – 3rd Period Wednesday

    Grades: 6th-8th

    Teacher: Lisa de Olivera

    Fall: Arrow Science Fair

    Students will learn how to conduct an amazing science fair project from start to finish.  In this class, the students will be guided through the process of discovery utilizing the scientific method with planning, researching, conducting, evaluating and communicating each step of the process.  Some of the 21st-century skill sets acquired through this process include ~ creativity and innovation ~ critical thinking and problem-solving ~ communication and collaboration ~initiative and self-direction ~ productivity and accountability ~ information, communication, and technology literacy.

    Homework expectations: 1.5 hours/week

    Spring: History of Science

    Students will discover scientific inquiry through a classical, literature-based curriculum that utilizes biographies and stories of a myriad of great scientists including Pythagoras, Eratosthenes, Newton and Einstein.

    Students will explore 4000 years of people seeking answers to how the world works. As your students read the stories of how scientists discovered scientific and mathematical laws, they acquire a deeper understanding of scientific concepts in a variety of fields such as physics, astronomy, and chemistry. Studying inventors and inventions will provide a vast array of material for written and oral presentations.

    An interactive format for the classroom will be conducive for a Socratic method of rich discussions that will be engaging and perpetuate a curious mind and your students will be prepared for further study in high school sciences, equipped with both amazement and enthusiasm for God’s Creation.

    Homework Expectations: 2 hours/week

  • Geography – 5th Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Flight Information: (Course Description)

    In this course students will take an adventurous Trip Around the World to explore each of the seven continents one at a time, studying the following areas: GEOGRAPHY (land forms, rivers, countries & cities, climate), HISTORY (brief overview of the history of each continent), RELIGION (Dominant religion/s of each continent; impact on Christianity), CULTURE (government, economics, society, thought & learning, art,  language), KEY PEOPLE (missionaries, historical & political figures, artists, scientists), CURRENT EVENTS/ISSUES (political, social, religious issues). NATIVE PLANTS & ANIMALS.  Activities & assignments will include mapping, research, fact charts, vocabulary drills, games, songs, skill testing, some artistic expression, and food preparation.

    Flight Guidelines: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, complete assigned homework on time, prepare reports & projects, learn geography songs for each region to aid in memorization, and maintain a tidy, organized notebook.

    Homework: 3-4+ hours/week (depending on depth of study if using as a family adventure – see*)

    Packing List: (Textbooks and Materials)

    1. Around the World in 180 Days* (Student book)
    2. Geography Songs (CD or digital) By Larry & Kathy Troxel
    3. Geography Notebook
      1. 5” 3-ring binder
      2. 8-pack colored tab dividers
    4. Books of interest (from the suggested list in workbook – may be available from the library)
    5. Other supplies (TBD)

    NOTE:  The *curriculum is multi-age level.  I will be teaching this class at a 6-8th grade level, but this could easily become a family adventure that you could carry out with your other students at home.  If you choose to do that, let me know as I will

  • English (Narnia 2)- 2nd Period Wednesday (7th-9th)

    Teacher: Grace Miller and Hope Desormeaux

    Course Description: In this course, students will learn advanced writing skills while exploring the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style Method.  This course, which is a Level C- IEW course, uses the last four novels in the Chronicle of Narnia Series (Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle), to teach advanced structure and style techniques.  This course assumes that students will have mastered and will be applying the basic dress-ups and sentence openers automatically, so we will begin adding further upper level techniques to their tool box from the beginning of the course. These additional style elements will include similes, metaphors, parallelism, the adverb and adjective “teeter-totters”, dual modifiers, noun clauses, personification, “invisible” #2 and #4 openers, etc… In addition, students will learn to consistently use transitional words and phrases to tie their thoughts together smoothly and will learn to scrutinize the stylistic techniques for correct grammatical usage as they increase their skill in the writing process.

    The course will also have a literary analysis component. Students will be taught to use the “Five Common Topics” as a tool for analyzing literature and discovering more about what might make characters in the novels make the decisions that they do. This process of analysis can help students to understand more about the decision-making process in general and to understand how to look at two sides of an “issue” in order to develop persuasive thinking skills. As we move through the 4 novels over the year, students will also learn to identify the literary devices used by C.S. Lewis in the Narnia books.  He was a master in this regard, and his vivid use of language can inspire students to try such devices in their own writing. Vocabulary Study will be an important part of the course as well.

    Course Expectations:

    This is an Upper Middle School Course that is appropriate for students in grades 7-9, who have already completed Narnia 1 or another Level B – IEW course. Students will need to keep up with weekly assignments, as this will allow them to participate in classroom discussions and activities and will help them to progress in skill development.  Specific chapters of the Narnia books will be assigned weekly for homework as we work through the units.

    Homework: Students can expect to have weekly homework assignments that could include reading, writing, literature analysis and vocabulary study.  Total weekly homework time expectations: 3-4 hours per week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    • Student book for Following Narnia Level II: Aslan’s Country (third edition).
    • The last 4 books in the Narnia series (titles mentioned above)
    • A one-inch three ring binder
    • Student Resource Notebook (this notebook can be purchased pre-printed through the IEW website or it can be printed out by the parent from a link).
    • a zippered pencil pouch for vocabulary cards.
  • English (Narnia 2)- 1st Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Course Description: In this course, students will learn advanced writing skills while exploring the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style Method.  This course, which is a Level C- IEW course, uses the last four novels in the Chronicle of Narnia Series (Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle), to teach advanced structure and style techniques.  This course assumes that students will have mastered and will be applying the basic dress-ups and sentence openers automatically, so we will begin adding further upper level techniques to their tool box from the beginning of the course. These additional style elements will include similes, metaphors, parallelism, the adverb and adjective “teeter-totters”, dual modifiers, noun clauses, personification, “invisible” #2 and #4 openers, etc… In addition, students will learn to consistently use transitional words and phrases to tie their thoughts together smoothly and will learn to scrutinize the stylistic techniques for correct grammatical usage as they increase their skill in the writing process.

    The course will also have a literary analysis component. Students will be taught to use the “Five Common Topics” as a tool for analyzing literature and discovering more about what might make characters in the novels make the decisions that they do. This process of analysis can help students to understand more about the decision-making process in general and to understand how to look at two sides of an “issue” in order to develop persuasive thinking skills. As we move through the 4 novels over the year, students will also learn to identify the literary devices used by C.S. Lewis in the Narnia books.  He was a master in this regard, and his vivid use of language can inspire students to try such devices in their own writing. Vocabulary Study will be an important part of the course as well.

    Course Expectations:

    This is a Middle School course that is appropriate for students in grades 6-8, who have already completed Narnia 1 or another IEW course. Students will need to keep up with weekly assignments, as this will allow them to participate in classroom discussions and activities and will help them to progress in skill development.  Specific chapters of the Narnia books will be assigned weekly for homework as we work through the units.

    Homework: Students can expect to have weekly homework assignments that could include reading, writing, literature analysis and vocabulary study.  Total weekly homework time expectations: 3-4 hours per week.

    Textbooks and Materials:

    • Student book for Following Narnia Level II: Aslan’s Country (third edition).
    • The last 4 books in the Narnia series (titles mentioned above)
    • A one-inch three ring binder
    • Student Resource Notebook (this notebook can be purchased pre-printed through the IEW website or it can be printed out by the parent from a link).
    • a zippered pencil pouch for vocabulary cards.
  • New Testament Survey – 3rd Period Wednesday
    Course Description:  This class is designed to highlight the New Testament and its contribution to the metanarrative, started in Genesis and culminated in Revelation. The hope is that the student will appreciate the beauty and relevance of the Scriptures through evaluating different literary features, historical events, and how the books of the New Testament further develop and unfold the unified message of Scripture.
    Teacher: Robin Owens
    Expectations: (1.5 – 2 hour/week) The student will be required to read assigned passages, watch videos, present several memorized passages from the New Testament, and write two papers on the character of God. Tests and quizzes will be utilized to improve study skills and retention of key concepts from the reading and videos.
    Curriculum:  Bible and workbook provided by the teacher at the start of class.
  • Vocal Ensemble – 4th Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Class Description:  This will be a fun and engaging opportunity for teen guys & gals to exercise their vocal chords and make beautiful music together while learning how to sing in harmony.  Students will learn good vocal production, breathing technique & support, how voices blend together and find out about pitch tuning, rhythm and visual performance.  We will explore selections from various time periods and genres of music, including arrangements of hymns, spirituals, contemporary Christian & worship music.    While some of the music we learn will be A Capella (unaccompanied) arrangements, we also will need instrumentalists who would like to play in the “band” to accompany the vocal ensemble.  Some such instruments could be (but are not limited to) piano, electronic keyboard, synthesizer, guitar, bass guitar, assorted strings, flute, etc.  If you are not sure if your instrument fits, please contact the instructor for verification.   

    It is my desire that we will be able to share our gift of music with others, through concerts and other events throughout the year.

    Prerequisite:  This is an intermediate class for students (13-18) who can read music, match pitches, sing in tune and hear when a pitch goes higher or lower.  Knowing how to harmonize is not required…we will learn how to do that.  If a potential student is uncertain if they meet the prerequisites, they can arrange for an evaluation with the instructor.  Instrumentalists should be somewhat accomplished on their instrument and know how to read chords and printed music.

    Class Requirements:  Students will be expected to come to class ready to learn and be attentive.  This is a short class hour, so excessive chatting will keep us from accomplishing our goals.  Each student will choice a favorite hymn and prepare a report and presentation on the origins and story behind the writer and the circumstances surrounding that hymn.  Homework will be to practice the music we are learning and come to class knowing your part.  Average 30-45 min/day

    Textbooks and Materials:

    1. 3 ring binder (1 or 1.5”
    2. Supplemental resourses TBD
  • Geography – 3rd Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Flight Information: (Course Description)

    In this course students will take an adventurous Trip Around the World to explore each of the seven continents one at a time, studying the following areas: GEOGRAPHY (land forms, rivers, countries & cities, climate), HISTORY (brief overview of the history of each continent), RELIGION (Dominant religion/s of each continent; impact on Christianity), CULTURE (government, economics, society, thought & learning, art,  language), KEY PEOPLE (missionaries, historical & political figures, artists, scientists), CURRENT EVENTS/ISSUES (political, social, religious issues). NATIVE PLANTS & ANIMALS.  Activities & assignments will include mapping, research, fact charts, vocabulary drills, games, songs, skill testing, some artistic expression, and food preparation.

    Flight Guidelines: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, complete assigned homework on time, prepare reports & projects, learn geography songs for each region to aid in memorization, and maintain a tidy, organized notebook.

    Homework: 3-4+ hours/week (depending on depth of study if using as a family adventure – see*)

    Packing List: (Textbooks and Materials)

    1. Around the World in 180 Days* (Student book)
    2. Geography Songs (CD or digital) By Larry & Kathy Troxel
    3. Geography Notebook
      1. 5” 3-ring binder
      2. 8-pack colored tab dividers
    4. Books of interest (from the suggested list in workbook – may be available from the library)
    5. Other supplies (TBD)

    NOTE:  The *curriculum is multi-age level.  I will be teaching this class at a 6-8th grade level, but this could easily become a family adventure that you could carry out with your other students at home.  If you choose to do that, let me know as I will

  • Elections/Personal Finance – 3rd Period Wednesday (8th+)
    Elections: This course aims to familiarize the student with the history, importance, and impact of the election process in our country. Students will engage in lively, wide-ranging, respectful discussions, like the needs of a new, growing country, to 21st century challenges. Upon completion of this semester-long course, students will have an understanding of the general election process, with the foundational understanding that a sovereign God directs the outcome (Daniel 2:21: “He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”).
    Required/used curriculum: None
    Weekly workload: Light (<30 min/wk)
    Personal Finance: This course aims to teach middle schoolers the basics of the world of personal financial responsibility. With adulthood coming in the not-too-distant future, students need to begin to consider what being financially independent of their parents looks like without the pressure of having to figure it out while it’s happening.
    Required/used curriculum: Foundations in Personal Finance: Middle School Edition for Home School – Student Text
    Weekly workload: Light  (< 1 hr/wk)
  • Elections/Personal Finance – 2nd Period Wednesday (8th+)
    Elections: This course aims to familiarize the student with the history, importance, and impact of the election process in our country. Students will engage in lively, wide-ranging, respectful discussions, like the needs of a new, growing country, to 21st century challenges. Upon completion of this semester-long course, students will have an understanding of the general election process, with the foundational understanding that a sovereign God directs the outcome (Daniel 2:21: “He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”).
    Required/used curriculum: None
    Weekly workload: Light (<30 min/wk)
    Personal Finance: This course aims to teach middle schoolers the basics of the world of personal financial responsibility. With adulthood coming in the not-too-distant future, students need to begin to consider what being financially independent of their parents looks like without the pressure of having to figure it out while it’s happening.
    Required/used curriculum: Foundations in Personal Finance: Middle School Edition for Home School – Student Text
    Weekly workload: Light  (< 1 hr/wk)
  • Elections/Personal Finance – 1st Period Wednesday (8th+)
    Elections: This course aims to familiarize the student with the history, importance, and impact of the election process in our country. Students will engage in lively, wide-ranging, respectful discussions, like the needs of a new, growing country, to 21st century challenges. Upon completion of this semester-long course, students will have an understanding of the general election process, with the foundational understanding that a sovereign God directs the outcome (Daniel 2:21: “He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”).
    Required/used curriculum: None
    Weekly workload: Light (<30 min/wk)
    Personal Finance: This course aims to teach middle schoolers the basics of the world of personal financial responsibility. With adulthood coming in the not-too-distant future, students need to begin to consider what being financially independent of their parents looks like without the pressure of having to figure it out while it’s happening.
    Required/used curriculum: Foundations in Personal Finance: Middle School Edition for Home School – Student Text
    Weekly workload: Light  (< 1 hr/wk)
  • Teaching the Classics – 5th Period Friday (5th-8th grade)
  • Boot Camp – 6th Period Friday (5th+)

    Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Period Friday
    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. – 3rd Period Friday
    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

  • Living Science/Fair – 4th Period Wednesday (6th-8th)

    Grades: 6th-8th

    Teacher: Lisa de Olivera

    Fall: Arrow Science Fair

    Students will learn how to conduct an amazing science fair project from start to finish.  In this class, the students will be guided through the process of discovery utilizing the scientific method with planning, researching, conducting, evaluating and communicating each step of the process.  Some of the 21st-century skill sets acquired through this process include ~ creativity and innovation ~ critical thinking and problem-solving ~ communication and collaboration ~initiative and self-direction ~ productivity and accountability ~ information, communication, and technology literacy.

    Homework expectations: 1.5 hours/week

    Spring: History of Science

    Students will discover scientific inquiry through a classical, literature-based curriculum that utilizes biographies and stories of a myriad of great scientists including Pythagoras, Eratosthenes, Newton and Einstein.

    Students will explore 4000 years of people seeking answers to how the world works. As your students read the stories of how scientists discovered scientific and mathematical laws, they acquire a deeper understanding of scientific concepts in a variety of fields such as physics, astronomy, and chemistry. Studying inventors and inventions will provide a vast array of material for written and oral presentations.

    An interactive format for the classroom will be conducive for a Socratic method of rich discussions that will be engaging and perpetuate a curious mind and your students will be prepared for further study in high school sciences, equipped with both amazement and enthusiasm for God’s Creation.

    Homework Expectations: 2 hours/week

  • Advanced High School Art – 3rd Period Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Course Expectations: All students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. Students who are interested in receiving ½ fine art high school credit will be expected to complete the enrichment content that is included on the syllabus as well as completing any unfinished project work at home. The enrichment and project work should take approximately 1.5 hours of at home time each week. Assignment grades will be assessed on a complete/incomplete basis. Projects and enrichment work completed at a level that shows understanding of the concept being taught will receive a grade of “Complete”. Parents will be asked to sign their student’s syllabus each week indicating that all enrichment content for the week(s) has been completed. Students will receive a grade of “Complete” once all content for the week(s) is complete. A final grade will be assigned based on the percentage of “Complete” projects: 90-100% – A, 80-90% – B, 70-80% – C, 69% and below is incomplete for the course and is not considered passing.
    Course Description: Arrow Art – Academic Level is designed for students in 8th grade or above who are interested in earning ½ fine art high school credit. This course approaches art instruction classically, meaning that there will be an emphasis on traditional methods for strengthening student’s 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition.
    Pre-Requisites: none
  • New Testament Survey – 2nd Period Friday

    Course Description:

    This class is designed to highlight the New Testament and its contribution to the metanarrative started in Genesis and culminated in Revelation. The hope is that the student will appreciate the beauty and relevance of the Scriptures through evaluating different literary features and how the books of the New Testament further develop and unfold the unified message of Scripture.  
    Teacher: Robin Owens
    Expectations: (1 hour/week) The student will be required to read assigned passages, watch videos, present several memorized passages from the New Testament, and write one paper on the character of God.
    Curriculum:  Bible and workbook provided by the teacher at the start of class.
  • Advanced Art – 4th period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Guitar – 2nd Period Wednesday

    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, your child will be comfortable reading music, playing music, and reading chord charts in order to play songs that everyone can enjoy.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Intermediate Guitar – 4th period Friday

    Have you taken lessons before? Have you dabbled in learning but got stuck in your progress? Are you itching to learn more after taking Arrow Guitar Class last year? This course is designed to further encourage musical giftings and to give you the instruction and attention you need in order to improve your guitar skills. Each week will consist of musical concept learning and personalized agendas for each student.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    Prerequisites: Completion of Arrow Beginner Guitar Class OR an understanding up to pg. 57 of the Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1!

    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Intermediate Guitar – 3rd period Friday

    Have you taken lessons before? Have you dabbled in learning but got stuck in your progress? Are you itching to learn more after taking Arrow Guitar Class last year? This course is designed to further encourage musical giftings and to give you the instruction and attention you need in order to improve your guitar skills. Each week will consist of musical concept learning and personalized agendas for each student.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Kyle Shafer
    Curriculum: Zera Music: Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1
    Prerequisites: Completion of Arrow Beginner Guitar Class OR an understanding up to pg. 57 of the Essential Elements of Guitar Book 1!

    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Period Friday
    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

  • Functional Fitness – 5th Period Wednesday

    Class Name: FUNctional Fitness

    Instructor Name: Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

    Pre-Requisites: None

  • Functional Fitness – 4th Period Wednesday

    Class Name: FUNctional Fitness

    Instructor Name: Jamie Burgess

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

    Pre-Requisites: None

  • Geometry – Friday 1st, Wednesday 5th Period

    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs

    Course Description: Math-U-See is a cumulative math program with a logical sequence of concept instruction. Each lesson contains multi-sensory tools such as videos, other resources to appeal to any learning style.  The Geometry student will work with Points, Rays, Lines, and Line Segments, Set Theory, Logic, and Proofs, Perimeter, Area, Volume, and Surface Area of Solids, Pythagorean Theorem and Radicals Trigonometric Functions and Standardized Testing Practice Problems and Strategies.

    Course Expectations: 3-4 hours/week

    Students in Geometry will be expected to do the following:

    Take weekly tests

    Watch DVD Lessons (one per week)

    Complete Assigned Lessons for the week and make corrections (5 per week)

    Come to class with completed assigned work and Participate

    Take and pass Unit tests, Mid Term, and Final Exams

    Textbooks and Materials:

    • Math-U-See Geometry Instruction Manual
    • Math-U-See Geometry Test Booklet
    • Math-U-See Geometry Student Workbook
    • Math-U-See Geometry DVD or digital subscription
  • EV3 Robotics: Create Code Innovate – 2nd Period Friday (6th-8th)

    Students discover and explore a skill challenge in creating robot design and innovating 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 Academics
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • Worldview History – 4th Period Wednesday

    Grades: 6th-9th

    Course description: “Nothing short of a great Civil War of values rages today…Two sides with vastly
    differing and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society. The
    struggle is for the hearts and minds of the people. It is a war over ideas…” James Dobson and Gary Bauer
    highlight the necessity of training young Christians to “renew their minds” with God’s truth. Worldview training
    will help your students see the big picture and answer such BIG questions as: Where did everything come
    from? Who am I? Why are we here? What’s right and wrong, and who decides? What happens when we die?
    The goals of this course are to teach students the answers to these and many more questions from a biblical
    worldview, and to teach students that ideas have consequences. One’s worldview determines how one thinks
    and acts in every area of life. This is the most important class your student will take in
    preparation for college and life!

    Teacher: Chris Harrington

    Curriculum: (provided to students through course fees)

    • Lightbearers Biblical Worldview Student Workbook –3 rd ed. by Summit Ministries
    • How to be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

    Homework expectations:  Students will read from the student texts, answer questions, journal, write
    summary paragraphs, research topics, and do other assigned activities at home in preparation for class. In
    class we will watch videos, have discussions, do activities and present research topics. There will also be
    quizzes and tests. Students will be expected to spend about 3 hours at home to prepare for class and
    complete assignments. Some students may need more time for projects or preparing for quizzes and tests.

  • Worldview History – 1st Period Friday

    Course description: “Nothing short of a great Civil War of values rages today…Two sides with vastly differing and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society. The struggle is for the hearts and minds of the people.  It is a war over ideas…” James Dobson and Gary Bauer highlight the necessity of training young Christians to “renew their minds” with God’s truth. Worldview training will help your students see the big picture and answer such BIG questions as:  Where did everything come from? Who am I? Why are we here? What’s right and wrong, and who decides? What happens when we die? 

    The goals of this course are to teach students the answers to these and many more questions from a biblical worldview and to teach students that ideas have consequences. One’s worldview determines how one thinks and acts in every area of life. This is the most important class your student will take in preparation for college and life!

    Teacher: Chris Harrington

    Curriculum: (provided to students through course fees)

    •  Lightbearers Biblical Worldview Student Workbook –3rd ed. by Summit Ministries
    • How to be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

    Homework expectations:  Students will read from the student texts, answer questions, journal, write summary paragraphs, research topics, and do other assigned activities at home in preparation for class. In class we will watch videos, have discussions, do activities and present research topics.  There will also be quizzes and tests. Students will be expected to spend about 3 hours at home to prepare for class and complete assignments.  Some students may need more time for projects or preparing for quizzes and tests.

     

  • Spanish 1 – Friday 2nd Period, Wednesday 4th Period

    Course Description: BJU Press Nuevos Amigos is a brand new edition that is designed to enable students to focus on developing proficiency, cultural awareness, and a Biblical world view in Spanish.  The course uses a standards based approach following guidelines from ACTFL ( The American Council on the teaching of Foreign Languages.)  Emphasis is on obtaining a functional use of the language rather than primarily focusing on grammar memorization.  Grammar memorization is good, but it doesn’t stop there.  We have to get the grammar out of the students mouths so the student can say something meaningful about themselves, others and God.  Students will increase understanding and appreciation for life in the Spanish-speaking world.  Students will also grow in their use of Spanish at home and abroad to show God’s love to Hispanic neighbors.  My goal is to get the students talking and responding in Spanish as much as possible while they are in class.  I am excited about this edition because students will be able to access activities online that will enable them to practice listening and speaking skills at home.

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete weekly assigned material, exercises, and activities.  Students will keep a notebook for recording vocabulary and key grammar rules, and keep handouts given in class.

    Textbook and Materials: BJU Press, Spanish 1 Nuevos Amigos student textbook and student Activities Manuel

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets both Wednesday and Friday 
    Teacher: Gina Schmidt
    Syllabus

  • General Science – 1st Period Wednesday

    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: $60

  • Advanced Art – 5th period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None
  • Beginner Guitar – 4th period Friday

    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, your child 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 of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Beginner Guitar – 3rd period Friday

    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, your child 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 of Guitar Book 1
    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 3-6 times throughout the week and practice the way that is taught each week in class. (1-2 hours each week)
    Supply Fee: None

  • Biology – 1st Period Wednesday

    *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: Tabitha Teeter
    Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Biology ISBN: 978-1-932012-54-5
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: 1.5 hours daily
    Supply Fee: $60

  • Pre-Algebra – Friday 2nd Period, Wednesday 4th Period

    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: Jessica Jacobs
    Curriculum:
    Prerequisite
    : 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

  • Physical Science – 1st Period Wednesday

    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: Robin Owens
    Curriculum: Exploring Creation with Physical Science 3rd Edition
    Prerequisites: 7th Grade Math
    Expectations: 1-1.5 Hours Daily
    Supply Fee: $60

  • Theater: The ACT – 6th Period Friday

    Storytelling on stage is an art form that goes back thousands of years. In this class for grades 4-8 only, students 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.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: The ACT
    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/actacademyarrow

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Advanced Art – 6th Period Friday
    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. No homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. Much like learning to play an instrument, art skills develop with practice. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Course Description: 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Pre-Requisites: none
    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Supply Fee: None

Arrow Academics (HS)

  • Study Hall – 6th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 5th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 4th Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 3rd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • Study Hall – 2nd Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

  • New Testament Survey – 3rd Period Wednesday
    Course Description:  This class is designed to highlight the New Testament and its contribution to the metanarrative, started in Genesis and culminated in Revelation. The hope is that the student will appreciate the beauty and relevance of the Scriptures through evaluating different literary features, historical events, and how the books of the New Testament further develop and unfold the unified message of Scripture.
    Teacher: Robin Owens
    Expectations: (1.5 – 2 hour/week) The student will be required to read assigned passages, watch videos, present several memorized passages from the New Testament, and write two papers on the character of God. Tests and quizzes will be utilized to improve study skills and retention of key concepts from the reading and videos.
    Curriculum:  Bible and workbook provided by the teacher at the start of class.
  • Boot Camp – 6th Period Friday (5th+)

    Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.

  • Advanced High School Art – 3rd Period Friday
    Teacher: Amy Crossno
    Course Expectations: All students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, and projects. Students who are interested in receiving ½ fine art high school credit will be expected to complete the enrichment content that is included on the syllabus as well as completing any unfinished project work at home. The enrichment and project work should take approximately 1.5 hours of at home time each week. Assignment grades will be assessed on a complete/incomplete basis. Projects and enrichment work completed at a level that shows understanding of the concept being taught will receive a grade of “Complete”. Parents will be asked to sign their student’s syllabus each week indicating that all enrichment content for the week(s) has been completed. Students will receive a grade of “Complete” once all content for the week(s) is complete. A final grade will be assigned based on the percentage of “Complete” projects: 90-100% – A, 80-90% – B, 70-80% – C, 69% and below is incomplete for the course and is not considered passing.
    Course Description: Arrow Art – Academic Level is designed for students in 8th grade or above who are interested in earning ½ fine art high school credit. This course approaches art instruction classically, meaning that there will be an emphasis on traditional methods for strengthening student’s 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 various other art media as well as art concepts such as color theory, the art elements and principles of design, and composition.
    Pre-Requisites: none
  • New Testament Survey – 2nd Period Friday

    Course Description:

    This class is designed to highlight the New Testament and its contribution to the metanarrative started in Genesis and culminated in Revelation. The hope is that the student will appreciate the beauty and relevance of the Scriptures through evaluating different literary features and how the books of the New Testament further develop and unfold the unified message of Scripture.  
    Teacher: Robin Owens
    Expectations: (1 hour/week) The student will be required to read assigned passages, watch videos, present several memorized passages from the New Testament, and write one paper on the character of God.
    Curriculum:  Bible and workbook provided by the teacher at the start of class.
  • Geometry – Friday 1st, Wednesday 5th Period

    Teacher: Jessica Jacobs

    Course Description: Math-U-See is a cumulative math program with a logical sequence of concept instruction. Each lesson contains multi-sensory tools such as videos, other resources to appeal to any learning style.  The Geometry student will work with Points, Rays, Lines, and Line Segments, Set Theory, Logic, and Proofs, Perimeter, Area, Volume, and Surface Area of Solids, Pythagorean Theorem and Radicals Trigonometric Functions and Standardized Testing Practice Problems and Strategies.

    Course Expectations: 3-4 hours/week

    Students in Geometry will be expected to do the following:

    Take weekly tests

    Watch DVD Lessons (one per week)

    Complete Assigned Lessons for the week and make corrections (5 per week)

    Come to class with completed assigned work and Participate

    Take and pass Unit tests, Mid Term, and Final Exams

    Textbooks and Materials:

    • Math-U-See Geometry Instruction Manual
    • Math-U-See Geometry Test Booklet
    • Math-U-See Geometry Student Workbook
    • Math-U-See Geometry DVD or digital subscription
  • Worldview History – 1st Period Friday

    Course description: “Nothing short of a great Civil War of values rages today…Two sides with vastly differing and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society. The struggle is for the hearts and minds of the people.  It is a war over ideas…” James Dobson and Gary Bauer highlight the necessity of training young Christians to “renew their minds” with God’s truth. Worldview training will help your students see the big picture and answer such BIG questions as:  Where did everything come from? Who am I? Why are we here? What’s right and wrong, and who decides? What happens when we die? 

    The goals of this course are to teach students the answers to these and many more questions from a biblical worldview and to teach students that ideas have consequences. One’s worldview determines how one thinks and acts in every area of life. This is the most important class your student will take in preparation for college and life!

    Teacher: Chris Harrington

    Curriculum: (provided to students through course fees)

    •  Lightbearers Biblical Worldview Student Workbook –3rd ed. by Summit Ministries
    • How to be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

    Homework expectations:  Students will read from the student texts, answer questions, journal, write summary paragraphs, research topics, and do other assigned activities at home in preparation for class. In class we will watch videos, have discussions, do activities and present research topics.  There will also be quizzes and tests. Students will be expected to spend about 3 hours at home to prepare for class and complete assignments.  Some students may need more time for projects or preparing for quizzes and tests.

     

  • Spanish 1 – Friday 2nd Period, Wednesday 4th Period

    Course Description: BJU Press Nuevos Amigos is a brand new edition that is designed to enable students to focus on developing proficiency, cultural awareness, and a Biblical world view in Spanish.  The course uses a standards based approach following guidelines from ACTFL ( The American Council on the teaching of Foreign Languages.)  Emphasis is on obtaining a functional use of the language rather than primarily focusing on grammar memorization.  Grammar memorization is good, but it doesn’t stop there.  We have to get the grammar out of the students mouths so the student can say something meaningful about themselves, others and God.  Students will increase understanding and appreciation for life in the Spanish-speaking world.  Students will also grow in their use of Spanish at home and abroad to show God’s love to Hispanic neighbors.  My goal is to get the students talking and responding in Spanish as much as possible while they are in class.  I am excited about this edition because students will be able to access activities online that will enable them to practice listening and speaking skills at home.

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete weekly assigned material, exercises, and activities.  Students will keep a notebook for recording vocabulary and key grammar rules, and keep handouts given in class.

    Textbook and Materials: BJU Press, Spanish 1 Nuevos Amigos student textbook and student Activities Manuel

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets both Wednesday and Friday 
    Teacher: Gina Schmidt
    Syllabus

  • Algebra 2 – Friday 5th, Wednesday 1st

    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.

    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: Kim Matthews 
    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

     

  • Study Hall – 1st Period Friday

    Study Hall is an intentional hour of productive work, reading and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    Teacher: TBA

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