Saxon books are skill level books, not grade-level books. Therefore, if you are new to Saxon math, a placement test is highly recommended to ensure proper placement and success for your student.
AP Statistics Tutoring
TUTOR: Mrs. Dawn Michel
SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: None- this is a tutoring only class.
PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in an AP Statistics Class
TUTOR: Ms. Rebecca Newman
SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit HS 1200320
PREREQUISITE: Pre- Algebra
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Saxon Algebra 1 and solutions manual 3rd edition
OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: Texas Instruments 30Xa or 30XIIS calculator, graph paper
Topics covered include signed numbers, exponents, and roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notations; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability. Class time will be spent learning 3 or 4 new lessons each week and taking weekly homework quizzes. Students will complete all homework assignments and most tests at home. Parents are expected to help at home by checking homework and correcting mistakes with the student daily.
Mrs. Colleen Fleshhood
SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit HS
PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd edition (textbook, test booklet, answer key)
OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: Scientific calculator (Recommended: TI30, Texas Instruments 30Xa or 30XIIS calculator) graph paper
DESCRIPTION: Algebra 2 will develop topics traditionally taught in second-year algebra, as well as real-world problems including gas laws, force vectors and percent markups. Other topics such as set theory, statistics and probability are also covered. Additionally, we will make applications to geometry, physics and chemistry.
NOTE: We are committed to providing a significant number of lab opportunities throughout the year. To support this effort in all science classes, students should come to class having completed all reading material and homework assignments. Time spent in class will be used primarily to discuss key concepts and perform experiments. Tests may be a combination of in-class testing and tests taken at home and submitted to the tutor for grading. Additional assessment categories will be provided by each tutor and may include tests, projects, assignments, participation, and quizzes. Lab reports will be included as an assessment category.
Chemistry 1 Honors
GRADE LEVEL: High School
SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit HS 2003350
PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Exploring Creation With Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Apologia Book, Solutions and Test Booklet
OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: TBA
LAB FEE: Purchase of the lab kit from a bookseller is required. Libertas Scholars is currently seeking a grant for this.
DESCRIPTION: This course provides a rigorous foundation in chemistry in order to prepare the student for college-level studies. Class instruction will include challenging science concepts and thought-provoking experiments in a classroom and online setting. Students will methodically learn, self-check, and master difficult concepts before moving on. Topics of study included in this class are significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, gas laws, and equilibrium. Experiments include measuring specific heat, discovering the electrical conductivity of compounds dissolved in water, measuring the width of a molecule, exploring freezing, point depression, using the ideal gas equation, recognizing the effects of catalysts, and much more.
Physical Science Honors
TUTOR: Dr. Lydia Asana
GRADE LEVEL: 8th grade- HS
SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit HS 2003320
PREREQUISITE: Currently taking or have completed Algebra 1
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Exploring Creation With Physical Science 2nd Edition, Apologia Book, (Solutions and Test Booklet required only for those seeking High School Credit)
OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: Students will be asked to bring in various household supplies for labs.
LAB FEE: N/A
This course is a 9th-grade honors class that is often taken by 8th graders. Class time will include delving into the challenging science concepts and conducting labs (approximately 2 class periods per month). Through labs, students will use scientific inquiry, research skills, measurement techniques, and problem-solving. Students will use critical thinking skills as they process what they observe and link that to what we have learned. The scientific method is key as students learn proper lab procedures, analysis, and reporting. Understanding the laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are also an integral part of this course. The 2 modules on weather will not be covered in this class. Parents and students should have a plan to complete these during winter and/ or summer break. It is Dr. Asana's desire to continually reinforce material learned as she encourages active participation and peer education opportunities as a way to review challenging concepts. To encourage research beyond the text and to provide a presentation opportunity, students will be required to complete 1 project to be presented at the end of the year.
Life Science with a focus on Botany
TUTOR: Ms. Rebecca Newman
GRADE LEVEL: 6-7th grade
SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit MS 200010
PREREQUISITE: Elementary Science
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Exploring Creation with Botany, 2nd Edition,
The Exploring Creation with Botany Regular Notebooking Journal (the "regular", not "junior"), a small notebook (for journaling notes and observations while outdoors anywhere, anytime)
OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: Students may be asked to bring in various household supplies for labs.
LAB FEE: TBD
This course is designed as a 6th- 7th-grade course Some aspects may be scaled up or down by the student’s parents depending on grade level. In this life science course, focusing on botany, students will grow in their knowledge of seeds, flowers, pollination, fruits, leaves, roots, and stems of plants. Their awareness of the world around them will increase exponentially as they experience planting a garden that they design. Digging deeper into the many different types of plants in creation will be an enriching experience for our middle schoolers. Through labs, students will use the scientific method, research skills, and problem-solving to dig deeper into the many facets of botany. Critical thinking skills will be exercised as the students process what they observe and link that to what we have learned.