Adv Physics (Saxon)
Open To:

Students in Grades 11-12 who have completed all of Algebra II (Saxon) or who are currently completeing Adv Math (Yr 1) or PreCalculus Teaching Textbooks.

Materials Used:

Saxon’s Physics. (Test and answer book required). Lab materials will be used during the year, but all of them involve only basic supplies. Teacher may include supplemental materials.

Description:

This course completes the entire text in one year and covers Physics concepts at an advanced level. Students are required to do labs which the teacher will assign.  Book rental available. (Contact our office.) Class meets twice a week, 60 minutes duration.

Students who are interested to discuss the theoretical topics in physics and calculus are welcome to sign up for Adv Physics-Calculus Practicum Lab, at no extra cost, to earn additional 0.5 Calculus credit. Materials for the additional topics will be provided by the teacher.

2 HS credit (1 credit Adv Physics, ½ credit Physics Lab  if labs done. Students who do the extra class also receive ½ credit of Calculus.)

Cost: $482.00
Adv Physics-Calculus Practicum Lab
Open To:

Students enrolled in Adv Physics Saxon who have completed or are completing Adv Math (Yr 1) or PreCalculus Teaching Textbooks.

Materials Used:

Saxon’s Physics. (Test and answer book required). Lab materials will be used during the year, but all of them involve only basic supplies. Teacher may include supplemental materials. 

Description:

Students who are interested to discuss the theoretical topics in physics and calculus are welcome to sign up for Adv Physics-Calculus Practicum Labs, at no extra cost, to earn additional 0.5 Calculus credit. Materials for the additional topics will be provided by the teacher. Practicum Lab meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Cost: $0.00
Biology (Wile - 2nd Edition)
Open To:

Grade 8-12 students.

Materials Used:

Wile’s Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition (test booklet and answer key also required) and Behe’s Darwin’s Black Box.  Lab materials will be required doing the year, but labs will use basic supplies.

Description:

Text is broken down into 16 modules. In general each module is covered in two weeks. The final modules are covered more quickly. Students cover topics standard to any good biology program. All tests are graded. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

1 HS credit

Cost: $482.00
Biology: Human Anatomy & Physiology (Wile - 2nd Edition)
Open To:

Students in Grades 11-12 who have taken Biology.

Advanced 10th graders can enroll with consultant approval and teacher permission, depending on space. Please contact office.

Materials Used:

Wile’s The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made 2nd Edition (test and answer book required). Teacher may include supplemental materials.

Description:

Text is broken down into 16 modules. In general each module is covered in two weeks. The final modules are covered more quickly. Students cover topics standard to any good anatomy program. Serious students encouraged! All tests are graded. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

1 HS credit

Cost: $482.00
Chemistry (Novare)
Open To:

Grade 10-12 students who have taken or are taking Algebra II. Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry (ASPC) by John Mays is recommended but not required.

Materials Used:

General Chemistry by John Mays and Answer Key. No quiz book required.  General Chemistry and Answer Key can be leased from MODG. Lab materials will be used during the year.  Teacher may include supplemental materials.

Description:

“General Chemistry is designed, like all Novare texts, to build concepts one on top of the other and to lead students to review and rehearse skills and concepts all year long to facilitate mastery and retention.” (Taken from their website) Find more information on Novare’s site: http://www.novarescienceandmath.com Class meets twice a week, 45 minutes duration.

1 HS credit.

Cost: $482.00
Chemistry (Wile-Berean Builders)
Open To:

Grade 10-12 students who have taken or are taking Algebra II.

Materials Used:

Discovering Design with Chemistry Set (textbook and answer key, test booklet).  Lab kits optional.

Description:

"Discovering Design with Chemistry is a high school chemistry course designed for students who have completed Algebra 1. This independent-study, college-preparatory course 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." From their website. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Lab information is included in the text and many can be done with basic supplies that can be found in the home or in a hardware store. There are suggestions for lab supplies/kits in the text for labs that involve additional equipment. These labs are not required for the class.

Cost: $482.00
Concepts & Challenges in Science - Year 1
Open To:

Grade 5-8 students.

Materials Used:

Class materials provided.

Description:

This enrichment class is for students studying Concepts and Challenges 1, 2 and 3, as well as Life Science, Physical Science and Earth Science. During the week, students follow their individual syllabi. In class, the students learn about scientific method and discuss experiments. Students also become familiar with simple lab forms and examine scientific data charts. The course reinforces the concepts and vocabulary that are presented in the texts. Class meets every other week, 60 minutes duration, and does not include grading. Note: this class will cover different material each year, so students can take this class for three consecutive years.

Cost: $162.00
Earth Science
Open To:

Grade 8-12 students.

Materials Used:

Milken Press’ books on Geology, Oceanography, Weather and The Solar System, and other materials suggested in syllabus, such as Geology Golden Guide and Astronomy for All Ages (see book list on family site).

Description:

Students write nearly 40 short essays during the year. The essays cover topics researched using the Milken Press books as a guide. This course is aimed to improve student’s ability to write, speak, think and research. Active learning and class discussion will help students retain information gleaned from the text. All essays are graded. Labs are required. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

1 HS credit

Cost: $482.00
Natural Science
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12

Materials Used:

Lorenz’s King Solomon’s Ring, Fabre’s Book of Insects, Fabre’s The Wonder Book of Plant Life, Swiss Family Robinson, Nature Drawing, The Mind of a Raven, MODG Writing Manual, provided handouts.

Description:

The course is structured around a study of the soul. We begin with comparative psychology (animal and human behavior, instinct and reason), then proceed to a study of the sensitive soul, and finally to the vegetative soul. Typical biology topics that are covered include genetics, cell theory, ecology, and plant life. The texts used are excellent vehicles to achieve the methodological goals of this year, which include learning how to learn from experience, and observe rightly.  In second semester, the student also reads selections of Fabre’s Wonder Book of Plant Life., Swiss Family Robinson, selections of Linneaus, Aristotle, and DeKonnick, among others. Students may be asked to watch “Life of Mammals”, or the “Life of Birds” (Attenborough narration). Students are required to do some labs during the year to test theories about animal behavior. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

1 HS Credit

Cost: $482.00
Physics & Chemistry (Novare)
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 who have completed Algebra 1

Materials Used:

Accelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry by John Mays. Answer key required; quiz book not needed. Text book and answer key can be leased from MODG. Students perform experiments during year but all of them involve only basic supplies. Teacher may include supplemental materials.

Description:

A rigorous physical science text intended for accelerated 9th grade students. This course integrates history, mathematics, and technical communication skills in a compact volume with aesthetically-mature graphics and lucid, grade-level prose.   Find more information on Novare’s site: http://www.novarescienceandmath.com

Accelerated Studies Physics & Chemistry (ASPC) is a pre-requirement for 2017-2018 Novare Chemistry or a good text to take on its own. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Cost: $482.00
SS-10: Natural Science
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant and office approval

Description:

Natural Science focuses on order, observation and nature projects. Students read Fabre's Book of Insects and Lorenz's King Solomon's Ring which describe the authors' observations on animal behaviorThen students conduct their own observations on animals, their instincts, and their behaviors.Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Students taking LS - SS-10: Naural Science must also sign up for:

  • LS - SS-10: English 10
  • LS - SS-10: Religion 10
  • LS - SS-10: World History & Geog
  • LAB - SS-10: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $482.00
SS-11: Biology
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant and office approval

Materials Used:

Cell Machinery by Robert Leftwich, Discover! Classification by Delores Boufford, Human Anatomy Coloring Book, Human Body by Edward Ortleb, Our Living World by Edward Ortleb.

Description:

Gentle approach to Biology; Students cover topics standard to any good Biology program. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Students taking LS - SS-11: Biology must also sign up for:

  • LS - SS-11: English 11
  • LS - SS-11: Religion 11
  • LS - SS-11: US History & Geog
  • LAB - SS-11: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $482.00
SS-9: Earth Science
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant and office approval

Materials Used:

Milken Press’ books on GeologyOceanographyWeather and The Solar System, and other materials suggested in syllabus, such as Geology Golden Guide and Astronomy for All Ages (see booklist on family site).

Description:

This course teaches Earth Science while teaching students to write essays. Writing is incorporated in the Private Writing Lab. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration. 

Students taking LS - SS-9: Earth Science must also sign up for:

  • LS - SS-9: Church History
  • LS - SS-9: English 9
  • LS - SS-9: Religion 9
  • LAB - SS-9: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $482.00

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