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  • 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
  • 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
  • Art – 1st Period Friday (3rd grade)

    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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

Elective

  • 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

  • Guitar – 1st 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

  • Teaching the Classics – 5th Period Friday (6-8th 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. – 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Intermediate Guitar – 2nd 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 – 1st 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

  • French 2 – 3rd Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Rhonda Wesselius

    Course description: Bienvenue! Continue your study of the beautiful French language at Arrow next
    year. High School level French II will be offered on Wednesdays with a 90- minute class period. Over the
    course of 30 weeks we will improve our French pronunciation, increase our working vocabulary (nouns, verbs,
    adjectives, expressions, etc.) and build on our foundation of French grammar.  In class we will work on all
    aspects of language learning:  speaking, listening, reading and writing. French culture, geography and history
    is woven throughout the curriculum.
    On Wednesdays we will learn the vocabulary and grammar for the week's lesson. Most Wednesdays will
    begin with a brief review and quiz on the previous week's lesson. Translation exercises or dialogue practice /
    memorization will be assigned each week from the book, which will also serve as pronunciation practice. With
    the extended class period we will have activities to reinforce the vocabulary and grammar through games,
    posters, etc. Speaking and listening will be developed through audio activities from Native French speakers,
    and practice conversations.
    Pre-requisite: French I (any course, completed within last 2 years. Tutoring available during the
    summer to those wishing to catch up or brush up on French I.)
    Curriculum:
     First Start French – Level 2 (student book) by Memoria Press.
     First Start French– Level 2 Audio CD (required for speaking / listening practice at home)
     QUIZLET— A link will be sent each week for vocabulary practice. Students will need an electronic
    device to access at home.
    Homework expectations:  Written, listening, translation, and memorization assignments will provide
    necessary practice on all aspects of language learning and will require about 3 hours per week outside of
    class. At home, weekly Rosetta Stone activities will take an additional 1-1 ½ hours. Class attendance and
    completion of assignments is required.

  • 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

  • Spanish 2 – Friday 3rd Period, Wednesday 3rd Period

    Course Description: In Spanish 2 students will learn to communicate comfortably at an intermediate level.  Skills acquired in Spanish level 1 will be reinforced.  Students will expand grammatically beyond the present tense by obtaining tools to communicate about past and future events as well as use the conditional tense. Spanish 2 will focus on expanding and building upon the vocabulary covered in Spanish 1.

    Prerequisites:  Any prior level 1 Spanish course.  Students should have a base knowledge of verb conjugation, adjective agreement, and pronoun usage with a base mental inventory of vocabulary.

    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 Material: Tentatively  BJU Press, Spanish 2  student textbook and student Activities Manuel.

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

    Syllabus

  • Teaching the Classics – 4th Period Friday (4th-6th grade)
  • Beginner Guitar – 1st 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 – 2nd 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

  • Theater: The ACT – 6th Period Friday

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

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

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: 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

  • Theater: The ACT – 5th Period Friday

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

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


    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: 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

English

  • English – 5th Period Wednesday (9th-10th)

    English 9-10 is designed for 9th and 10th grade students who want to develop their writing skills for college preparedness. Students who successfully complete this class will be well prepared for Arrow’s Advanced English course. This course is very light on outside reading and instead primarily focuses on the writing process. This class pairs well with history or classics courses that have a built-in literature component.

    The fall semester will use IEW’s Elegant Essay: Help your students become confident essay writers as they delve into the details of the essay-writing process. From thesis statements to transitions, introductions, and conclusions, students will learn the building blocks of a well-crafted essay.

    The spring semester will use IEW’s Research Paper Course:

    Moving students beyond basic essay writing, this course teaches students to conduct research, manage note-taking, and craft a well-organized paper. Perfect for completing high school and college-level term papers.
    Writing Research Papers is appropriate for high school students. In Part 1 students will answer the prompt “Are social networking sites good for our society?” Sources recommended for research explore the good and the bad related to social networking. The level of the reading materials is challenging and will require students to dig deeper to adequately utilize the information.
    In Part 2 students will have the opportunity to develop their research skills, using the Internet alongside print sources as they answer the prompt “Internet: Hero or Villain?” Parental and teacher discretion is advised with online research. Part 3 invites students to choose their own prompt to complete a lengthy research paper.
    Curriculum:
    Homework: 2-3 hours/week
  • English – 4th Period Wednesday (9th-10th)

    English 9-10 is designed for 9th and 10th grade students who want to develop their writing skills for college preparedness. Students who successfully complete this class will be well prepared for Arrow’s Advanced English course. This course is very light on outside reading and instead primarily focuses on the writing process. This class pairs well with history or classics courses that have a built-in literature component.

    The fall semester will use IEW’s Elegant Essay: Help your students become confident essay writers as they delve into the details of the essay-writing process. From thesis statements to transitions, introductions, and conclusions, students will learn the building blocks of a well-crafted essay.

    The spring semester will use IEW’s Research Paper Course:

    Moving students beyond basic essay writing, this course teaches students to conduct research, manage note-taking, and craft a well-organized paper. Perfect for completing high school and college-level term papers.
    Writing Research Papers is appropriate for high school students. In Part 1 students will answer the prompt “Are social networking sites good for our society?” Sources recommended for research explore the good and the bad related to social networking. The level of the reading materials is challenging and will require students to dig deeper to adequately utilize the information.
    In Part 2 students will have the opportunity to develop their research skills, using the Internet alongside print sources as they answer the prompt “Internet: Hero or Villain?” Parental and teacher discretion is advised with online research. Part 3 invites students to choose their own prompt to complete a lengthy research paper.
    Curriculum:
    Homework: 2-3 hours/week
  • English (Narnia 2)- 2nd Period Wednesday (7th-9th)

    Teacher: Bridget Williams

    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: Bridget Williams

    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.
  • Pilgrim’s Progress/Walking to Wisdom – 2nd Period Wednesday

    Teacher: Grace Miller

    Fall Class DescriptionFor this one semester class, we will use the all-in-one curriculum pack from Answers in Genesis – “I don’t believe any curriculum of this nature has ever been produced in the 300-year history of this very famous book.” Ken Ham    This is a “unit study” type course, which allows for expanded learning at home, (for the whole family) based on individual family desire. For the purpose of this class, we will focus on literature & character analysis, vocabulary, apologetics, brief historical & geographical context and some featured scientists.  Learning platforms will include discussion, interactive learning, dramatization, memorization, audio & reading assignments, and written homework assignments in “Truths to Ponder” or “Digging Deeper” (depending on age/grade).

    Course Expectations: Students will be expected to participate in class discussions & activities, complete assigned homework on time, memorize the assigned scripture verses for each lesson maintain a tidy, organized notebook.  Homework: 3-4+ hours/week (depending on depth of study if using as a family adventure – see*)

    Textbooks and Materials:

    1. Bible
    2. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan -The specific paperback version, published by AIG will be easiest for students to follow along as the chapter divisions match that of the audio we will be using). You do not need the whole set unless you chose to carry out an expanded study with your other students at home. If you choose to do that, let me know.
    3. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, by John Bunyan
    4. Notebook
      1. 3-ring binder
      2. 5-pack tab dividers
    5. Coil bound index cards
    6. Supplemental resources TBD (from the suggested list I will provide)

    Once the most deeply cherished book in English-speaking households, John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress is the allegorical tale of the pilgrim Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. Along the way, Christian encounters both worthy companions and dreadful adversaries. Although this book was written more than three hundred years ago, this stirring spiritual narrative still bears the power to challenge and encourage readers on their own spiritual journeys. This edition contains detailed black-and-white illustrations of important scenes, Bunyan’s own annotated Scripture references, and a discussion about John Bunyan and the story behind the writing of this classic!

    Spring Course Description: In this course we will explore the Walking to Wisdom Inklings Collection from Classical Academic Press and collectively teach students how to read with depth and delight the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Dorothy Sayers.  Since this is a one-semester class, we will be able to address all 8 guides in the series.  Each literature guide can stand on its own yet also interacts with the others through sidebar comments and thematic continuity.  The specific selection of books is TBD.

    Course Expectations:  Students will be expected to take notes in their books, answer reading questions, create their own questions, read sample student writings, keep notes book-wide on themes and motifs, answer discussion questions about thematic material, memorize important quotations, prepare while reading to write, participate in creative enrichment activities related to each books.  Homework 4-5 hours/week.

    Textbooks & Materials:

    The books we study will be selected from the following list.  Students will need the guide and book for each selection.

    The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
    The Last Battle
    The Screwtape Letters
    Till We Have Faces
    The Man Born to Be King
    The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Two Towers
    The Return of the King

    The studies are keyed to particular editions of some of these books, so that will be defined before the class begins, in enough time to ensure you have the correct version. Students will also need access to a few other books and articles for introductory reading and context essay writing at the beginning of each course. Many of the context readings are from other books used within the Inklings Collection while other readings come from Mere Christianity, The Weight of Glory, On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature, and Letters to A Diminished Church (all of which were also written by Inklings authors). A few context readings are available online for free. Some context reading books are used alongside more than one guide, so these supplemental books will likely be used more than once. While you can find the required editions of the books elsewhere, Classical Academic Press sells them.

     

  • 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 

  • Early Literature – 6th Period Friday
    Course: Early Literature (grades 1-2)
    Teacher: Lindsay Larson
    Course Expectations: 30-45 minutes per week of reading (or audiobooks)
    Description: The goal for early literature is to teach children to love to read and learn to fall in love with rich literature! We hope to make lasting memories as we read through a selection of living storybooks throughout the year. We will read a mixture of picture books and chapter books, some of which will be read at home throughout the week. Each week in class we will dive into the character development of each story and learn how to recognize different parts of a story. We will do a variety of fun and creative activities throughout the year to support what we are learning through the books. I cannot wait to help your child develop a true love of reading!
    Curriculum: Beautiful Feet (Living books)
    Prerequisites: none
  • Early Literature – 5th Period Friday
    Course: Early Literature (grades 1-2)
    Teacher: Lindsay Larson
    Course Expectations: 30-45 minutes per week of reading (or audiobooks)
    Description: The goal for early literature is to teach children to love to read and learn to fall in love with rich literature! We hope to make lasting memories as we read through a selection of living storybooks throughout the year. We will read a mixture of picture books and chapter books, some of which will be read at home throughout the week. Each week in class we will dive into the character development of each story and learn how to recognize different parts of a story. We will do a variety of fun and creative activities throughout the year to support what we are learning through the books. I cannot wait to help your child develop a true love of reading!
    Curriculum: Beautiful Feet (Living books)
    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

  • English 4 Advanced – 4th Period Wednesday (10th+)
    Literary Analysis, Essay Writing, and Grammar
    This literature and writing course will employ a selection of classic texts as a springboard for rich discussion, analysis, and writing assignments, all through a Christian worldview. Students should expect to grow in their rhetorical skills by addressing prompts clearly, crafting strong thesis statements, analyzing texts, defending assigned positions. The themes explored include topics such as loyalty, anger, truth, pride, humility, forgiveness, and courage.
    Teacher: Jill House
    Required/used curriculum: Easy Grammar, Various, TBD
    Weekly workload: Medium+ (3-5 hr/wk)
  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • IEW: Fables Myths & Fairy Tales – 3rd 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 

History

  • Modern American History & Lit – 4th Period Wednesday

    Instructor: Rhonda Wesselius

    Course description U.S. History, Part 2 (1865-2000s) will be an in-depth, literature-based study of this dynamic, tumultuous, momentous era. We will delve in to 4 historical periods:  

     1-Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution and the Turn of the 20th Century

     2–World War I, the Depression & Segregation

     3–World War II and the Atomic Age

     4–The technological advancements and struggle for freedom in the 20th and 21st centuries.

    ** Due to the extensive literature in the course, it is recommended that students be given 1 credit for literature in addition to 1 credit in either World History / U.S. History for successful completion of this course.

    The textbook will give an outline for the historical period, while “real books” and classic literature will enrich our learning by going beyond the facts, and examine themes of character, loyalty, power, greed, prejudice, resilience, courage, forgiveness, and finding meaning in suffering. War stories will pervade this study: World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, and the ideologies that motivated them, such as, nationalism, socialism, totalitarianism, communism, fascism, and racism. Above all we will learn that ideas have consequences.  Thus, our study will focus on ideas and their consequences. Students will be expected to read, comprehend, analyze, and express those ideas and their consequences. Class time will include review of historical facts & movements, discussion of ideas and literature, lectures, presentations, and videos. Outside of class, learning will be enhanced through movies and field trips.

    The goal of this course is to learn not only history, but the meaning of it– and know the Author of it. This course will give historical background and worldview foundations which will be the foundation of the student’s adult lives, as they learn to look at the world through a lens informed by historical understanding (not pop culture) and most importantly, God’s plan and purposes for mankind.

    Curriculum: 

     

    • .Main text; Exploring America vols-. 1 & 2 & Exploring America Student Review by Notgrass
    • Other required texts: (all by Albert Marrin)

     

        •  The Yanks are Coming
        •  Stalin: Russia’s Man of Steel
        •  Hitler

     

    •  Victory in the Pacific
    •  America & Vietnam
    • Required Literature:

     

      •  Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington,
      •  All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich M. Remarque
      •  Animal Farm by George Orwell
      • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
      • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom OR Night by Elie Wiesel 
      • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 
      • Hiroshima by John Hersey
      • Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang

    Homework expectations:  expect about 5-6+ hours weekly for 2 credits

  • 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

  • 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

  • Modern American History & Lit – 5th Period Wednesday

    Instructor: Rhonda Wesselius

    Course description U.S. History, Part 2 (1865-2000s) will be an in-depth, literature-based study of this dynamic, tumultuous, momentous era. We will delve in to 4 historical periods:  

     1-Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution and the Turn of the 20th Century

     2–World War I, the Depression & Segregation

     3–World War II and the Atomic Age

     4–The technological advancements and struggle for freedom in the 20th and 21st centuries.

    ** Due to the extensive literature in the course, it is recommended that students be given 1 credit for literature in addition to 1 credit in either World History / U.S. History for successful completion of this course.

    The textbook will give an outline for the historical period, while “real books” and classic literature will enrich our learning by going beyond the facts, and examine themes of character, loyalty, power, greed, prejudice, resilience, courage, forgiveness, and finding meaning in suffering. War stories will pervade this study: World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, and the ideologies that motivated them, such as, nationalism, socialism, totalitarianism, communism, fascism, and racism. Above all we will learn that ideas have consequences.  Thus, our study will focus on ideas and their consequences. Students will be expected to read, comprehend, analyze, and express those ideas and their consequences. Class time will include review of historical facts & movements, discussion of ideas and literature, lectures, presentations, and videos. Outside of class, learning will be enhanced through movies and field trips.

    The goal of this course is to learn not only history, but the meaning of it– and know the Author of it. This course will give historical background and worldview foundations which will be the foundation of the student’s adult lives, as they learn to look at the world through a lens informed by historical understanding (not pop culture) and most importantly, God’s plan and purposes for mankind.

    Curriculum: 

     

    • .Main text; Exploring America vols-. 1 & 2 & Exploring America Student Review by Notgrass
    • Other required texts: (all by Albert Marrin)

     

        •  The Yanks are Coming
        •  Stalin: Russia’s Man of Steel
        •  Hitler

     

    •  Victory in the Pacific
    •  America & Vietnam
    • Required Literature:

     

      •  Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington,
      •  All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich M. Remarque
      •  Animal Farm by George Orwell
      • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
      • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom OR Night by Elie Wiesel 
      • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 
      • Hiroshima by John Hersey
      • Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang

    Homework expectations:  expect about 5-6+ hours weekly for 2 credits

  • History – 5th Period (5th-7th)
    Class Name: History Enrichment
    Instructor Name: Jenny Adams
    Course Expectations:  60-90 min / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.
    Course Description: We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence to the wars of modern times always ending with the HOPE of mankind. Discovering through stories the people who shaped new nations in a new world and new modern times. You can expect our time together on Fridays to provide supplemental in class readers from Beautiful Feet, reinforcement with group games, map activities and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading. There will be 4 quarterly presentation opportunities to creatively share with the class.  At the end of year each student will bring home their in class portfolio.
    Curriculum: Mystery of History IV 1708-2014 by Linda Hobar & Beautiful Feet Books
  • History – 4th Period (3rd-4th)
    Class Name: History Enrichment
    Instructor Name: Jenny Adams
    Course Expectations:  60-90 min / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.
    Course Description: We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence to the wars of modern times always ending with the HOPE of mankind. Discovering through stories the people who shaped new nations in a new world and new modern times. You can expect our time together on Fridays to provide supplemental in class readers from Beautiful Feet, reinforcement with group games, map activities and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading. There will be 4 quarterly presentation opportunities to creatively share with the class.  At the end of year each student will bring home their in class portfolio.
    Curriculum: Mystery of History IV 1708-2014 by Linda Hobar & Beautiful Feet Books
  • History – 3rd Period Friday (3rd-4th)
    Class Name: History Enrichment
    Instructor Name: Jenny Adams
    Course Expectations:  60-90 min / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.
    Course Description: We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence to the wars of modern times always ending with the HOPE of mankind. Discovering through stories the people who shaped new nations in a new world and new modern times. You can expect our time together on Fridays to provide supplemental in class readers from Beautiful Feet, reinforcement with group games, map activities and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading. There will be 4 quarterly presentation opportunities to creatively share with the class.  At the end of year each student will bring home their in class portfolio.
    Curriculum: Mystery of History IV 1708-2014 by Linda Hobar & Beautiful Feet Books
  • History – 2nd Period Friday (5th-7th)
    Class Name: History Enrichment
    Instructor Name: Jenny Adams
    Course Expectations:  60-90 min / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.
    Course Description: We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence to the wars of modern times always ending with the HOPE of mankind. Discovering through stories the people who shaped new nations in a new world and new modern times. You can expect our time together on Fridays to provide supplemental in class readers from Beautiful Feet, reinforcement with group games, map activities and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading. There will be 4 quarterly presentation opportunities to creatively share with the class.  At the end of year each student will bring home their in class portfolio.
    Curriculum: Mystery of History IV 1708-2014 by Linda Hobar & Beautiful Feet Books
  • Worldview History – 3rd 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: Robin Owens

    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.

     

  • 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:  Robin Owens

    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: Robin Owens

    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.

     

  • History – 1st Period Friday (1st-2nd)
    Class Name: History Enrichment
    Instructor Name: Jenny Adams
    Course Expectations:  60-90 min / Week + 4 Quarterly Presentations.
    Course Description: We will be literature heavy this year as we unfold the stories of history through Wars of Independence to the wars of modern times always ending with the HOPE of mankind. Discovering through stories the people who shaped new nations in a new world and new modern times. You can expect our time together on Fridays to provide supplemental in class readers from Beautiful Feet, reinforcement with group games, map activities and /or crafts related to the at home weekly textbook reading. There will be 4 quarterly presentation opportunities to creatively share with the class.  At the end of year each student will bring home their in class portfolio.
    Curriculum: Mystery of History IV 1708-2014 by Linda Hobar & Beautiful Feet Books

Latin

  • Latin C – 3rd Period Friday

    This class works well for 6th -7th graders who have completed all of Latin for Children, Book B, or 8th
    graders who are new to Latin. We cover everything listed above from the previous two Latin books in
    this series, plus fourth conjugation verbs, in addition to fourth and fifth declensions. Students will add
    240+ words to their Latin vocabulary, and will be introduced to correlative adverbs. This is a fast-paced
    class, covering 32 chapters in 24 weeks. Students cover one chapter per week, and occasionally an
    additional review chapter simultaneously. Required Text:

    Class Day: Friday
    Teacher: TBA
    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book C- Version 4.0 or later edition.* *This book is due to be updated. Make sure to get the revised edition.

    Homework: 45-55
    min. daily.

  • Latin Alive – 5th Period Friday

    This class is ideal for high school students, or a motivated 8th graders. Latin Alive 1 is a high school level
    Latin course. We review all concepts students covered in the Latin for Children series, plus translate
    longer passages in Latin. Special focus is given to Ancient history and culture, as well as modern-day
    usage of Latin. Students add to their Latin foundation by studying all conjugations and all declensions, as
    well as many other Latin concepts more deeply than they were covered in elementary and middle
    school. Students enrolled in this class may take both the National Mythology and National Latin exams.
    This is a rigorous class, covering 29 chapters and 7 Latin Unit Readings. Students cover one chapter per
    week and occasionally add an additional Unit Reading chapter simultaneously.

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics 
    Class Day: Wednesday 
    Teacher: TBA
    Curriculum: Latin Alive, Book 1- Version 3.0 or later, and d' Aulaires Book of Greek Myths. A Latin dictionary is also a wise purchase at this level.
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations:50-60 min. daily.

  • Latin A-2 – 1st Period Friday

    This class is for 4 th -5 th graders who have completed the A1 (slower pace) Latin class, or for 6 th graders
    who are ready to move through Latin at a rapid pace. 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
    Prerequisites: Confirm your child is ready for the pace of Latin A2.  Latin A1 is a slower pace of the same book.

  • 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.

  • Latin B – 4th Period Friday

Math

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

     

  • Algebra 1 – Friday 4th Period Wednesday 3rd Period Friday

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

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: This class meets twice a week from 12:00 to 1:15 on Wednesdays and 12:30 to 1:25 on 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 Algebra I Student Pack and Digital Pack
    Prerequisites: Online Placement Test Passed
    Expectations: Students will meet in class twice a week. At home days will include homework (with corrections), previewing new material, and completing exams. In class participation and quizzes will also be assessed.
    Supply Fee: None

  • 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

Science

  • 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

  • Advanced Science and Technology – 5th Period Friday (5th-8th Grade)

    Students discover advanced principles while combining two or more simple machines. Students will also explore ways to engage secondary principles to innovate and inspire tomorrow’s machines using wind, battery, solar and pneumatics.

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

  • EV3 Robotics – Advanced Robotics – Artificial Intelligence – 3rd Period Wednesday (6th+)

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

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • EV3 Robotics – Advanced Robotics – Artificial Intelligence – 2nd Period Wednesday (6th+)

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

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

  • 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

  • Living Science/Fair – 5th 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

  • Nature Study – 6th Period Friday (1st-2nd)

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

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: TBA
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Weekly reading assignments

  • Nature Study – 5th Period Friday (3rd-5th)

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

    Arrow Program: Arrow Primer
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: TBA
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Weekly reading assignments

  • Science – 4th Period Friday

    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: Kim Holt

    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) 

    Notebook for Science in the Scientific Revolution

     

  • 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: Kim Holt

    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) 

    Notebook for Science in the Scientific Revolution

     

  • 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: Kim Holt

    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) 

    Notebook for Science in the Scientific Revolution

  • Science – 1st 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: Kim Holt

    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) 

    Notebook for Science in the Scientific Revolution

     

     

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chemistry – 2nd period Wednesday

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

    Arrow Program: Arrow Academics
    Class Day: Wednesday
    Teacher: Julie Pate
    Curriculum: Discovering Design with Chemistry by Jay Wile, ISBN: 978-0-9962784-6-1. Answer Key and Tests Book is also required. Other materials: 1.5-inch binder with notebook paper, pencils, and a scientific calculator.
    Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra I
    Expectations: 4-6 hours/week
    Supply Fee: $60

  • 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

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

  • Nature Study – 4th Period Friday (3rd-4th)

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

    Arrow Program: Arrow
    Class Day: Friday 
    Teacher: TBA
    Curriculum: TBA
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: Weekly reading assignments

  • 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

  • Supply Fee – Science

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