Math Classes

 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.

https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/middle_placement.pdf 

and/or https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/hs_a1_placement.pdf

 

Algebra 1 

TUTOR: Mrs. Colleen Fleshood

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

DESCRIPTION: 

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. 

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Algebra 2

TUTOR: 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.  

Geometry

TUTOR: Dr. Lydia Asana

SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit HS 1206310

PREREQUISITE: Algebra 1

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:  Saxon Geometry Student Edi1on – 1st Ed. (ISBN 9781602773059)

Solutions Manual – ISBN 9781602775619

OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: Scientific calculator (Recommended: TI30, Texas Instruments 30Xa or 30XIIS calculator) graph paper

DESCRIPTION:  The fundamental purpose of the course in Geometry is to formalize and extend students' geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. One math lab per month, One test every 2 weeks, weekly lectures, Assignments 2-3 days per week.

Science  Classes

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.

2022-2023

Anatomy and Physiology Honors  

Tutor: Marty Mann, B.S. in Biology; M.S. in Fisheries Biology 

Suggested credit and course code: 1 credit HS 2000360

Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry

Textbook:  God's Living Creation, Third Edition by Abeka or Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd or 2nd edition by Apologia (you may choose either text as a spine; Mr. Mann prefers Abeka)

Other required material: TBA

Lab fee: TBD

Description:  This is a college-prep course that provides an advanced study of the human body’s 11 organ systems. It covers both the anatomy and physiology of each of the human body’s organ systems.  

As a practicing biologist, specifically a freshwater aquatic ecologist, Mr. Mann is quite adept in the field of biology.

Class Specifics

  • All class notes will be uploaded to the Powerschool Learning page for students to access. These class notes may be printed before class and used a guide for notetaking during lectures.

  • As a spine, students may use Biology: God's Living Creation, Third Edition by Abeka

  • Dissections: TBA

  • Laboratory experiences and dissections are a major component of this course as students can expect to perform at least 10 labs in this course. Well written lab reports will be turned in for grading.

  • Field Trip: Lake Toho and electroshock fish to sample the fish community. Dissection of some of the fish will be done to perform age and growth studies by extracting and reading otoliths under a microscope at Mr. Mann’s work laboratory in Kissimmee. 

Biology Honors

Tutor: Marty Mann, B.S. in Biology; M.S. in Fisheries Biology 

Suggested credit and course code: 1 credit HS 2000320

Prerequisite: None

Textbook:  God's Living Creation, Third Edition by Abeka or Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd or 2nd edition by Apologia (you may choose either text as a spine; Mr. Mann prefers Abeka)

Other required material: TBA

Lab fee: TBD

Description: This biology class offers a comprehensive study of the biological concepts of all living systems. As a practicing biologist, specifically a freshwater aquatic ecologist, Mr. Mann is quite adept in the field of biology. Fifteen years ago, he carefully crafted his own curriculum for this class and has used it successfully over the years. The order in which he has placed each of the biological subjects aids the student in weaving the topics together to form a complete tapestry of biology by the end of the year. His class lectures and handouts are essentially the biology "textbook" for this class. They cover what one would expect to find in any general college biology course (or an honors biology in high school): cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, botany, zoology, ecology, and the theory of evolution. Creation is always taught as truth!  In addition, the scientific method, measurement techniques, lab safety and use of apparatus will be reinforced.

 

Class Specifics

  • All class notes will be uploaded to the Powerschool Learning page for students to access. These class notes may be printed before class and used a guide for notetaking during lectures.

  • As a spine, students may use Biology: God's Living Creation, Third Edition by Abeka

  • Dissections: earthworms, bullfrogs, and fetal pigs (one each per two students)

  • Laboratory experiences and dissections are a major component of this course as students can expect to perform at least 10 labs in this course. Well written lab reports will be turned in for grading.

  • Field Trip: Lake Toho and electroshock fish to sample the fish community.Dissection of some of the fish will be done to perform age and growth studies by extracting and reading otoliths under a microscope at Mr. Mann’s work laboratory in Kissimmee. 

 

 

General Science

Tutor: Mrs. Jenifer Rawlings

Grade level: Middle School 

Suggested credit and course code: 1 credit MS

Prerequisite: None

Textbook: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition ISBN 978-1-946506-57

​​Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science: The student notebook ISBN 978-1-946506-30-6

Other required material: TBA

Lab fee: TBD

Description: 

This middles school class includes many laboratory investigations that include the use of scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem solving, laboratory apparatus and technologies, experimental procedures, and safety procedures are an integral part of this course. Students will develop a growing understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical work, as well as the skills use scientific equipment to make observations. The student will not only learn to investigate but will learn to report their data using graphs and tables. As the student discovers the processes of science, they will begin to see God’s hand and His order in creation.

Chemistry 1 Honors

Tutor: Mr. Marty Mann, B.S. in Biology; M.S. in Fisheries Biology 

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: 25.00

 

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: 25.00

Description:

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 they 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

DESCRIPTION:  

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.