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HS Bible CURRENT YEAR 
Teacher:  Jerry Varner
Description:  In this class designed especially for high schoolers, students will have ample opportunity to begin, hone, and strengthen their Bible reading and study skills. We will take a survey of the entire Bible, seeing how each book fits into the tapestry of God’s inspired Word. As we do, we will also learn how to move from simply reading to studying the Bible. We’ll consider critical components such as context, historical background, and intended audience among other factors that deepen Biblical understanding. This course is not an entirely exhaustive “end-all” of being a student of Scripture, but it will hopefully give students a piqued interest and desire to continue on to be a lifelong student of the life-shaping truths of God’s Word!
Text:  The Bible (any preferred translation is ok), Bible Basics for Everyone  and Read The Bible For Life (Other readings will be online.)
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month


HS Bible 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR
Teacher:  Jerry Varner
Description: This year's class will be entitled REVELATION AND RELIGIONS. During the first semester, 
 students will get an in-depth study of the book of Revelation. We will study methodically and systematically through the entire book of Revelation. Students will come away with a deep(er) appreciation of this astounding book. 
The second semester we will shift gears and look at major world religions and even focusing on the most prevalent religions practiced in our area of central VA so that students can feel equipped to engage in meaningful conversation with those of various beliefs and worldviews.
Text:  First semester text: Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day,  by Garry R. Morgan ; Second semester text TBD
Copy Fee:   $10
Tuition:  $395 per year/$39.50 per month




Fencing
Teacher:  Andrew Dunks
Description:  Classical fencing is an excellent sport for all ages and levels of athleticism. As in any martial art, the disciplined mastery of techniques and the ability to out-think an opponent is more important than raw athletic ability. In fact, fencing appeals to many youths who might not otherwise be interested in athletics.
Though not yet as popular as Olympic-style “sport” fencing, many have found classical fencing to be a more satisfying experience. It is also safer and in the long run much less expensive than sport fencing.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: 
- A fencing mask (these can be purchased through any number of online retailers, and their websites will tell you how to measure head size for proper fit). Cost is around $50 and the cheapest is perfectly safe.
- A pair of thin gloves (these protect the swords from rusting due to sweat)
- Loose clothing, athletic shoes of any kind except high-tops or jogging shoes
You may NOT bring your own sword. Most replica swords are designed for display only, and their blades are not tempered for flexibility and safe sparring. If any student wants to continue fencing after the course and purchase their own fencing sword, I will guide them in this.
Supply Fee:  
none
Tuition Fee: $445.00 per semester/$44.50 per month



SAT Prep (Fall or Spring semester)
Teacher:  Anna Rogness (2018-2019) Denise Barisano (2019-2020)
Description:  This twelve-week course will help prepare your student for the SAT through practice tests, weekly reading, vocabulary lists, reviewing attack strategies, and weekly Q&A.   It is designed to provide students with the tools to allow each student to perform at his or her best on the SAT.  Class will consist of three classes focused on Critical Reading, three classes focused on Critical Writing and three classes focused on Math with an additional class focused on the optional Essay.  Students will practice basic SAT testing strategies and work on the three areas of the new SAT test. The course will focus on developing critical thinking skills and using alternative methods to solve problems. Subjects covered include: when (not) to use a calculator, choosing an answer by process of elimination, grammar review, and metacognition. While whole group instruction will be integral to our class sessions, students will also work in small groups and independently to ensure optimal individual progress.  The math portion covers a review of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II through sample problems. The reading/writing portion will include great test-taking tips for understanding vocabulary context, identifying passage tone and purpose and the intent of the author through evidence. Students will have assignments on the discussed skills as well as practice sessions in class and at home.
Text: The Official SAT Study Guide (ISBN 978-1457304309)
Tuition Fee: $200.00 per semester course/$40.00 per month 
(Fall Session payable Aug-Dec and Spring Session payable Jan-May)

Personal Finance (Fall or Spring semester)
Teacher: Anna Rogness (2018-2019) Denise Barisano (2019-2020)
Description:  This 15-week class will be geared for the average junior.  It will teach and prepare students for the adult responsibility of finances and will utilize Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance homeschool curriculum.  We will look at finances and economics with a Christian perspective and how it applies to us.  Projects and discussions will make finances come alive and help students realize that they can get on track NOW for their financial future!
Text: Foundations in Personal Finance workbooks will be ordered for you. The workbook is included in the tuition fee.
Copy/Supply Fee:  None
Tuition Fee: $150.00 per semester/$15.00 per month if paid over full year


Multimedia Visual “ArtZ” Classes for Middle and High Schoolers 
Teacher: Mary Johnson
Description: All levels of artistic talent welcome!
Individual instruction is an important part of this class!
Talent is given by God. Our gift to Him is fulfilling it…This course is designed for students who desire further study in the fine arts field. Emphasis will be made on developing old and learning new techniques in the areas of drawing, painting, sculpting and collaging. Media to be covered: graphite and colored pencil drawing-watercolor and acrylic painting-charcoal, chalk and oil pastel sketching-clay sculpting.  Artist grade materials are used for most projects. During the school year, students work on 4 independent projects of their choice. The curriculum includes studying and recreating famous works of art. 
Grades are based on classroom attendance and participation. This course does not regularly utilize Engrade. Please feel free to email Mrs. Johnson with any [email protected]
Supply Fee:  $35.00 per student per year includes all art supplies.
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month


Culinary Arts
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
Description: This course will be taught from the premise that health begins in the kitchen.  Using a complete culinary arts curriculum, students will learn basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety, knife skills, as well as meal planning and food preparation.  
Supplies: Each student will need their own chef’s knife, small cutting board, and a full apron.
Copy/Supply Fee:  $70 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month

New for 2019-20 Health and Nutrition
Teacher: Tanya Williamson
 Description: Using the brand new curriculum developed by the well-loved Apologia company, this class will focus on all aspects of health and nutrition for teens.  It covers what maturing students need to know to help them make the best choices they can for themselves as they become young adults. We will cover the physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual aspects of growing into a healthy adult. Students will study the systems of the human body, senses, genetics, temperaments, and the physical influence on thoughts and feelings. The course respectfully covers mental illness and emotional stability, as well as the value of human beings, our culture, our gender roles, our families, socialization, communication skills, and conflict resolution skills. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of both macronutrients and micronutrients, including the importance of exercise and proper diet. This class approaches health for students as it relates to the challenges of our world today and teaches them how to honor their bodies as the temple of God!
 Parental Note: This is a full health textbook. Some students may not be matured enough to discuss some of the topics. The reproductive systems are covered in detail, including accurate, yet respectful, illustrations and descriptions. This text respectfully discusses the act of marriage, sexual misconduct, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, chapters discuss alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics that also require maturity. Please use your knowledge of your students to decide if this course is appropriate for their maturity levels.
Copy/Supply Fee: $15 per student per year
Tuition: $395 per year/$39.50 per month


MS/HS Sign Language I
Teacher:  Jeannette Gratz
Description: In beginning ASL, we will be learning Deaf history and culture, letters, numbers, hand shapes, basic conversational skills, as well as lots of vocabulary. We will even learn to tell stories in sign language! The order in which we will learn these skills are in a scientifically proven way of learning where the most used words are learned first so that conversation can happen quickly! This is going to be a fun, somewhat fast paced class! Please be sure to bring a notebook and something to write with to every class!
Copy/Supply Fee:  $10 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month


MS/HS Sign Language 2
Teacher:  Jeannette Gratz
Description: Sign Language 2 will delve even deeper into the language. You will learn more advanced vocabulary and will be able to have real and deep conversations with Deaf people. We will also dive into a little interpreting just for fun!

Copy/Supply Fee:  $10 per student per year
Tuition Fee: $395.00 per year/$39.50 per month




  
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