2018 Fall Registration Open

Classes Started Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Back to Homeschool Night is Thursday, August 30, 2018

Classes & DescriptionTuition & Fees

Preschool & Nursery

This year we do not offer a nursery or preschool at this time. All young children must remain with a parent.  We do have a nursery/preschool room that you are welcome to use while you are on campus.  When you register, please let us know if you will be bringing a little one, we need to have completed medical release forms on file for every child on campus.  If you are a teacher and have need of childcare while you teach your class please let us know, we are able to provide care in those situations only. 

 

2018 Fall Registration Open

Classes Started Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Elementary Courses

Exploring Art  (K-2)
Teacher:  
Mrs. Kaiser
Start your Veritas day with fun and creativity! Each week we will talk about a different artist and explore his or her style. Your child will try out different art techniques while learning more about the discipline. Kids will get to experiment with various media, such as paint, pastel, watercolor, and paper mosaic. Students will work on developing fine motor skills while encouraging their creative abilities. Melisa Kaiser has a degree in architecture, and teaches architecture to high school students. She has homeschooled her children for 11 years, and has taught art and design at camps and co-ops.
Supply Fee: $15 per student, payable to Melissa Kaiser on the first day of classes.

KinderKids  (4-6-year-olds)
Teacher: Mrs. Susie Smith

The KinderKids class explores a variety of themes/topics throughout the year.  Some of the themes/topics we’ll explore include the sun and moon, shapes, fire safety, seasons, health/nutrition, the states of matter, weather, Dr. Seuss, and recycling.  Most themes will incorporate a letter of the day and basic math concepts – such as counting, sorting, patterns, graphing.  We’ll have messy science experiments, art/crafts, and other activities.  In our class, we may use glue, paint, playdough, goldfish, cereal, shaving cream, baking soda, vinegar, cornstarch, or other food/baking products.
Note: If your child has any allergies to foods/commonly used items, please let me know in advance of the semester.  Not all allergies can be accommodated.
Required Supplies:  Students will need a labeled pencil box with a pencil, eraser, crayons, scissors, and a glue stick.  Students will also need an old shirt that I’ll collect at the beginning of the semester and keep on hand for our messy projects.
Supply Fee:  $30 per student, payable to Mrs. Smith

Medieval History Through Stories and Crafts (1-2)
Teacher: Mrs. Mary Lemasters-Tahir
This year we will be journeying through the middle ages, meeting characters like Beowulf, Augustine, Muhammad, Vikings and Samurai, Joan of Arc, Christopher Columbus and William Shakespeare. Each week, your child will complete craft projects that will bring the medieval world to life for our young learners. Your child will hear stories and see maps that help history come to life. We will be working our way through the Story of the World: History for the classical child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages (not required to buy unless you want to read it at home).

Literature Adventures with Flat Stanley  (K-2
Teacher: Mrs. Lemasters Tahir
Come and join us as we learn about a boy who became flat, and could travel through the mail.  We will read several chapters of the books aloud in class each week, and then complete a craft project that corresponds to the chapters we just read.  Students are encouraged to have their own copy of the Flat Stanley books, so they can follow along, though it is not a requirement.  Any reading level is welcome in this class, as independent reading is not required.  My goal is to inspire your child to love literature, even at a very young age.  As we complete each project, our books will come alive, and reading will become an adventure instead of a task. The Flat Stanley books are written by Jeff Brown. Our first book of the semester will be Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure! (ISBN: 978-0-06-009791-2).
Supply Fee: $10 supply fee that will provide a new craft project each week, payable to Mary Lemasters-Tahir.

American History  (1-2)
Teacher:  Mrs. Marauri
This class is introduced little ones to our country’s history. Done in a lap book style, each page will cover a different aspect of our beginning history. They will hear about history, then we will learn some key words, and then do an art project which will ALL fit nicely in our American History lap book.  Diana Marauri has homeschooled her four now grown kids for 18 plus years and has taught Spanish in the homeschool community for 10 years.  Spanish is her native language and she enjoys teaching it to homeschool students every year. 
Supply Fee: No books required ONLY an $8 supply fee per semester, due before class starts, payable to Mrs. Marauri. 
**Note Diana Marauri is an approved vendor for Inspire, Excel, Valiant, Sageoak, and Summit, contact her for more info. 

Science Fun (1-2)
Teacher:  Mrs. Smith
Kids are natural scientists; they are curious and want to know how things work, what they can make, and what reactions will occur when they mix things together.  In this class, we will feed that curiosity with kitchen science and other fun, age-appropriate experiments (experiments may include: making ice cream, fizzy drinks, building a volcano, a CD hovercraft, a bouncing egg). This will be a fun, hands-on class where the students will learn by experimenting with different materials that react in surprising ways.
If your child has any allergies to food, please let the teacher know in advance of the semester.  Not all allergies can be accommodated.  Mrs. Smith’s email can be found in the class description to contact with any questions.
Required Resources:  students will need a slightly-oversized white t-shirt.  (I will collect the shirts the first day of class and draw a lab coat design on them.)  They should also have a pencil and notebook.
Supply Fee:  $20 per student, payable to Mrs. Smith

P.E. (3-6)
Teacher:  Miss Hall
The students will receive instruction in rules, skills, and strategies associated with the different sports as well as learning experiences involving physical conditioning activities and lifelong physical activities. The program promotes the spirit of cooperation, leadership, fair play, and friendly competition. 

Robotics  (3-6)
Teacher:  Mrs. Wright
This class is a hands-on, fun and educational introduction to the field of robotics. Students will design, build and operate robot models such as hydraulic arms, robot hands, sensors, solar-powered robots and more. We will be using button cell batteries, wires, recycled electronic parts and ordinary craft supplies. A student should be able to follow step-by-step instructions, work with small parts and pay attention to detail. Games and drills will reinforce concepts from the textbook and prepare students for quizzes. 
Required Resources: Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future by Kathy Ceceri ISBN 978-1936749751 ($10.96 Amazon).
Supply Fee: $25.00 payable to Sharilyn Wright

Beginning Writing (3-6)
Teacher: Mrs. Hankston
This writing course for elementary students new to IEW lays a solid foundation of writing skills. Over the course of this class, students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics. Morgan is a mother of 2 beautiful children ages 4 and 9 years and has been homeschooling now for 4-years. She holds a B.A. in Social Science from Cal State LA and had begun a teaching credential program through Cal State Fullerton but had a change of heart when she decided to stay home with her children to train them up fearing the Lord, holistically, and academically. In 2008, she started the tutoring service network, Exercising the Mind, with teachers and professional tutors in the district to provide tutoring in various subjects for K-College students. She loves homeschooling and is excited to be teaching at Veritas this coming year!
Required Resources: 1” binder with 5 tab dividers
Supply Fee: $10 per student, payable to Morgan Hankston on the first day of classes.

Chemistry & Physics  (3-6)
Teacher:  Miss Hall
In this yearlong study, your children will be Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics! Study will include Chemistry and Physics Matter, Moving Matter, Building Blocks of Creation, Compound Chemistry, Multitude of Mixtures, Mechanics in Motion, Dynamics of Motion, Work in the World, Sound of Energy, Light of the World, Thermal Energy, Electrifying our World, Mysterious Magnetism, and Simple Machines will also be covered. There will hands-on activities that are age appropriate and give students real-life experience discovering science from a biblical perspective. 
Required Resources: Young Explorer Series Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics By Jeannie Fulbright
ISBN:978-1-935495-98-7.
Supply Fee: $20 payable to Daniella Hall

Art (3-6)
Teacher: Mrs. Hohertz
This will be the first semester of a year-long course in which children will learn art techniques, vocabulary, and elements of both art and design principles, while being introduced to Art Appreciation and History via works by masters. This first semester they’ll gain a greater understanding of the art elements of space, line and shape, texture, value scale, form, contrast, shapes of natural forms, and edges, as well as elements of composition such as balance, rhythm, overlap, depth, proportion, the face, and movement. Children will learn how to use different art mediums and tools and create their own original works each week developing skills that will last them a lifetime! Stay tuned for the second semester which will apply the skills learned here plus teach about colors, a point of view, and more! Please contact Mrs. Hohertz at mich@michmedia.com with any questions.
Required Supplies: 18”x18” drawing board, 9x12” Sketchpad, Metal pencil sharpener (not plastic!), 12” ruler, scissors, and glue sticks. Those registered for this class will receive an e-mail from Mrs. Hohertz in the summer with more specific information including where to buy to get the best deal.
Supply Fee: $20 payable to Michelle Hohertz

Conversational Spanish  (3-6)
Teacher:  Mrs. Marauri
This class is designed with elementary aged students in mind. Students will build on some basic grammar & vocabulary so as to begin some basic conversation skills. We will cover nouns, verbs, prepositions, how to conjugate regular verbs, and putting them in sentence form. We will also use well-known stories, such as “The Three Little Bears” to accustom students to hearing Spanish in a familiar story, thus training their audio skills. Each week we will round off what we have learned with fun games to sharpen their skills. This class will be very useful to prepare students to be ready for more advanced Spanish language skills in the future. No textbook required. ***Note all the beginning & Spanish 1 classes will be working off of the same vocabulary lists. Diana Marauri has homeschooled her four now-grown kids for 18 plus years and has taught Spanish in the homeschool community for 10 years. Spanish is her native language and she enjoys teaching it to homeschool students every year.
Required: $15 for a prepared notebook from Mrs. Marauri plus $10 supply fee per semester, this is due before class starts. ***Note Diana Marauri is an approved vendor for Inspire, Excel, Valiant, Sageoak, and Summit, contact her for more info.

America From the Beginning (3-6)
Teacher:  Mrs. Banks & Mrs. Martin
TWe will embark on a fun-filled, yearlong study of American History. The chosen textbook, America from the Beginning, published by Answers In Genesis, takes a Christian approach to US history. We will begin with the first Americans and end in the 21st century. Our journey will include getting to know famous Americans and key events that helped to shape our nation. In addition to the assigned reading, this course will utilize a variety of methods to bring history to life to this young group of students. (ie. crafts, games, timeline work, videos, and one project per semester). Our hope for our students is to nurture a lifetime appreciation and curiosity of our country’s history and to have fun doing so! 
Supply Fee: $10, payable to Mrs. Banks on the first day of classes.
Required Resources: America from the Beginning Textbook.
Optional: America from the Beginning Teacher Supplement (not required – reproducibles will be sent via email)

Kids Economics (3-6)
Teacher: Mrs. Lemasters Tahir
Back by popular demand! A mini-society will be created by the students in this class, as students design a town that they will learn how to run. We will spend the first semester learning the basics of economic terms and ideas. Second semester will be spent putting these terms and ideas into practice. Students will learn about how a city is run, they will create currency, hold town meetings, create laws and elect their own city officials. The students will run their own business based off of their own creativity and problem-solving skills. They will learn to adjust their product based on the demand within their class. They will pay taxes and tithe and earn income for city jobs. This class will teach students new skills such as problem solving, creative expression, and working in a group setting. 
Supply Fee: $10 per student, payable to Mary Lemasters-Tahir on the first day of classes.

Jr. High Courses

American History (7-8)
Teacher:  Mr. Lemasters Tahir
This is a year-long course that will cover the essentials of American History from the early explorers through the Cold War.  We will emphasize learning the stories and the narratives that make the history come to life.  By the end of the year, the students will gain an appreciation as to how the United States came to be, what has made it exceptional, and why it is, “the last best hope.”  I will be requesting that the students have “All American History–Uniting America’s Story, Piece by Piece” by Celeste W. Rakes and published by Bright Ideas Press.  We will use Volume 1 first semester and Volume 2 second semester.  Students are only expected to have the Student Reader.  We will also use “The Complete Middle School Study Guide–Everything You Need to Ace American History In One Big Fat Notebook.”  This book is available at Costco.  ISBN #978-0-7611-6083-0.  (A word of warning:  This book does skew slightly to the left politically.  I believe it is a great overview, regardless, and will attempt to teach in such a way as to eliminate the political bias).  This book is not required but highly recommended.  I do require that every student have a copy of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.  These are available as texts in any bookstore and are also available as free downloads online.
Supply Fee:  $10 per student, payable to Mr. Lemasters-Tahir on the first day of classes

Earth Science (8-9)
Teacher:  Mrs. McDivett
Earth Science will move the student from the lithosphere of the earth itself to the hydrosphere in and on the earth to the atmosphere surrounding the earth and finally out into space visiting the solar system and the rest of the universe. All of this is a quest to understand God’s created world. Case studies and other activities will encourage students to think like scientists as they develop a biblical perspective on earth and space. Mrs. McDivett attended Inland Bible College. She is the mother of six children, all of whom she homeschooled from kindergarten through graduation, for a total of 28 years. Three have graduated from California Baptist University, one from Cal Poly and two are attending college. She has been teaching at co-ops for over 15 years and delights to see her students “get it”. She is returning to teaching others after a break due to illness (and a miracle!). She keeps busy coaching sports, and enjoying time with friends, family, and grandchildren. 
Lab Supply Fee: $30 per student, payable to Mrs. McDivett
Required Resources: BJU Earth Science, 5th edition Student Text, and Student Lab Manual.
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS CURRICULUM. Veritas has worked out a co-op discount + free shipping through BJU Press and we must order it all at once. When you register for this class you will also be charged for books, you will need to choose an option:
Option 1: Student text hard copy with hard copy lab manual $80.00 total OR
Option 2: Student text E-book with hard copy lab manual $50.00 total.

Study Skills (7-8)
Teacher:  Mr. Lemasters Tahir
This is a year-long course that will focus on the ability of the students to truly apply their God-given gifts to become as productive as possible in High School and beyond. We will learn proper methods of note-taking, problem-solving, reading for content and context, test-taking, comprehension, and memory building. By the end of the year, the students will be able to obtain and retain a larger percentage of what they read, hear, and see, and apply this additional knowledge to their output. I am currently deciding between two different textbooks. The textbooks are roughly equivalent. Both provide significant discounts based on the number of texts ordered at one time. The number of books ordered will affect which text is less expensive. Thus, it is my intent to make that determination at the time of the publication of the class list and place one order for the class. The book will be less than or equal to $45.00.
Class Supply Fee is $10 per student, payable to Mr. Lemasters Tahir.  

Enrichment Courses for Grades 7 – 12

 Cake Decorating  (7-12)

Teachers:  Mrs. Quintero & Miss Quintero
Students will learn a wide variety of cake decorating techniques, including gumpaste work, piping techniques, how to work with fondant, and much more. Faith is a Veritas student as well as an experienced baker/chef with a desire to share her skills with others. You can check out her work (and follow her) on Instagram at @faithfullycreated or on Facebook at Faithfully Created. Faith and her mother Paula will be teaching this class.
Supply Fee: $25 per student, payable to Paula Quintero.
Required Supplies: -Kootek All-In-One Cake Decorating Supplies – $15.99
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0786CKC5J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_p-K5AbB1R0C38

Speech Masters (7-12)
Teacher:  Mrs. Menchaca
Did you know that public speaking is the #1 fear for most people? More than the fear of death! This Speech Masters class will help your student overcome that fear with practice and techniques. Speech Masters is a learn-by-doing class in which students will hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Students will evaluate one another’s presentations, this feedback process is a key part of the class and its success. Students will give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings, and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.
Mrs. Menchaca has been homeschooling her own kids for 11 years, has taught Public Speaking in the homeschooling community for 5 years, and has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Speech Communication.

Traditional Logic  (7-12)
Teacher:  Mrs. Garner
This class will be an in-depth study of classical syllogism and will focus on language oriented traditional logic from Aristotle and stay with traditional philosophical assumptions about reality. Students will be provided with a basic understanding of the Christian theory of knowledge, the four kinds of logical statements, the four ways propositions can be opposed, the three ways which they can be equivalent, and the seven rules for the validity of syllogisms. Mastery is achievable with homework and exercises each week.  Mrs. Garner is an administrator at Veritas, graduated her two sons from homeschool, and has taught in the homeschool community for 10 years. 
Required Curriculum: Traditional Logic Student Text: Memoria Press ISBN 9781615388769, https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/logic-and-rhetoric/traditional-logic-i-student-text/
Traditional Logic Student Workbook: Memoria Press ISBN 9781615388769,
https://www.memoriapress.com/curriculum/logic-and-rhetoric/traditional-logic-student-workbook-second-edition/

Sewing (7-12)
Teacher: Mrs. Lemasters Tahir
Students will learn the basics of hand sewing, machine sewing, fabric choice, reading patterns, and basic mending skills like sewing on a button, a zipper or creating a hem. Students will have the opportunity to complete a number of projects that will give them the skills they need to be able to turn fabric into any number of creations.  By the end of the school year, they will complete an individual project where they have selected a pattern, purchased fabric and notions and then completed the sewing project they chose.  A sewing machine is recommended for this class, though not required.  Extra machines will be provided during class, though, learning on your own machine and being able to practice at home is always a benefit.  There is a required list of sewing supplies that each student needs to bring to class each week, that list will be sent to you before the beginning of the semester. 
Supply Fee: $20 per student, payable to Mrs. Lemasters-Tahir. This will cover all of the project in class except for the individual final project. 

WordPress (7-12)
Teacher:  Mrs. Garner

WordPress is easily the largest blogging platform on the web and a popular choice for all kinds of online ventures.  In this class, students will become familiar with WordPress and its many functionalities. With guidance, students will get to decide what they want their website to represent and will be able to upload files of different formats and create their online space. This will give them a great advantage and benefit them as they choose a career, college, or just want to use it as a portfolio for their hobby. They will create a website that perfectly captures their personality while engaging with each other and learning how to write blog posts, comment, and contribute to each other’s content.  Mrs. Garner is an administrator and web developer at Veritas, graduated her two sons from homeschool, and has taught in the homeschool community for 10 years. 
Required Resources: A laptop with the ability to connect to wifi will be required for this class and must be allowed to work on the internet to do homework. Students will be required to have a Gmail account. We will be using Google for storage and file keeping. In week 2, students will need to choose their online address (domain name) and purchase it. The cost is $8.99 a year to keep it. 
Supply Fee: $15 to host their website for the semester (payable to Mrs. Garner)

High School Courses

U.S. History  (9-12)
Teacher:  Mrs. McDivett
This class will take students on a historical journey beginning with European contact with American Indians and ending with the inauguration of Donald Trump. Along the journey, the course will highlight major historical events that have shaped American history, inviting students to discuss the ramifications of these events on a society today. Mrs. McDivett attended Inland Bible College. She is the mother of six children, all of whom she homeschooled from kindergarten through graduation, for a total of 28 years. Three have graduated from California Baptist University, one from Cal Poly and two are attending college. She has been teaching at co-ops for over 15 years and delights to see her students “get it”. She is returning to teaching others after a break due to illness (and a miracle!). She keeps busy coaching sports, and enjoying time with friends, family, and grandchildren. Contact Mrs. McDivett at daves81@verizon.net with any questions.
Supply Fee: $5 per student, payable to Mrs. McDivett on the first day of classes.
Required Resources: United States History by BJU Press, Student Text (5th edition) and Activities Manual
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS CURRICULUM. Veritas has worked out a co-op discount + free shipping through BJU Press. When you register for this class you will also be charged for books, you will need to choose an option:
Option 1: Student text hard copy with hard copy lab manual $80.00 total OR
Option 2: Student text E-book with hard copy lab manual $50.00 total.

Honors American Literature (9-12)
Teacher: Mrs. Phororo
This class emphasizes the development of reading, writing, and critical analysis by using a comprehensive study of literature, short stories, poems, speeches, and documents. Students will explore various styles of writing in preparation for the rigor of post-high school academics. This course also includes vocabulary study, instruction of the SAT essay standards, rhetorical analysis, and narrative techniques. Short stories include authors such as O. Henry, Connell, and Poe.
Poems written by Longfellow, Roche, Whitman, Hughes, and Key will be examined and critiqued. Speeches by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ronald Reagan as well as documents such as ‘The Mayflower Compact’, ‘The Monroe Doctrine’, and ‘Brown v. Board of Education’ will be analyzed.
Books included and will need to be purchased in this course are: Walden Pond and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau (ISBN: 0451532163); Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington (ISBN: 1420952382); Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt (ISBN: 006231209X); Air Raid- Pearl Harbor by Theodore Taylor (ISBN: 0152164219); Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki and James Houston (ISBN: B0017GXC6A); The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (ISBN: 0684801221); and The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson (ISBN: 0515090255).
Mrs. Michelle Phororo has a Bachelor’s of Science degree, teaching credential, and Master of Arts degree in Education from California State University, Fullerton. She taught in the public school system for 9 years and has been involved in home school teaching for 17 years. This upper-level high school course aims to articulate a clear understanding of American history and literature by providing a positive classroom environment, well-planned teaching strategies, and engaging homework assignments and activities.
Required Supplies: 2-inch binder with 4 dividers and highlighters, and books in above description
Supply Fee: $10 per student, payable to Mrs. Phororo on the first day of classes.

American Literature College Prep (9-12)
Teacher:  Mrs. Deckman
This college prep course is an exciting journey through centuries of American Literature, from the Puritan founders to present day authors. We will explore the concepts of theme, point of view, worldview, symbolism, narrative techniques, and others through the use of short stories, poetry, novels, and a play. Authors will include Edwards, Bradstreet, Irving, Hawthorne, Lee, and Miller, among others. Writing instruction will cover the basics of writing five different styles of high school level essays, including narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and comparison. In-class activities will provide practice in the various techniques to be included in compositions. Students are expected to be able to read at a ninth-grade level and to read a minimum of 30 minutes a day, five days a week.
Mrs. Deckman has a Master’s degree in English, a secondary teaching credential, and has taught a variety of classes from 9th grade ESL in public high schools to graduate-level research classes at universities. Her most recent position was as a consultant for College Focus assisting students with college entrance essays to universities such as Brown and Princeton. She has been home educating her three children for over 10 years. 
Required Resources: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving ISBN-13: 978-0-486-28828-4; The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ISBN-13: 978-0-486-28048-6; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee ISBN-13: 978-0060935467; The Crucible by Arthur Miller ISBN-13: 978-0142437339; Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ISBN-13: 978-1451673319. Recommended (but not required) additional reading: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald; The Call of the Wild by Jack London; Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; The Giver by Lois Lowry; The Westing Game by Elin Raskin; Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls; Mr. Pipes Comes to America by Douglas Bond
Required Supplies: A 2” 3-ring binder with 5 tabs labeled “Notes,” “Handouts,” “Outlines,” “Drafts,” and “Showcase;” and the following literature* (please try to get the same ISBN number so that all students are literally on the same page).
Supply Fee: $10 per student, payable to Mrs. Deckman on the first day of class.

Health (9-12)
Teacher: Cynthia Cruz
With 30+ years in the field of Nutrition, I have a passion for helping the children of God learn ways to care for their temples and stay healthy. Class time will include lectures, videos, and activities to help students understand the principles of healthy living as well as how to create new, beneficial lifestyle habits. Topics include: Digestive system, digestion, colon, beneficial bacteria, immune system, Dr. Price’s research on diet, grass-fed beef, sugar, vitamin D, Bread & fortification, the metabolic theory and history of cancer, the ketogenic diet, live food enzymes, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, emotions, spiritual health, sustainable farming, organic gardening, medicinal herbs, healthy eating and live food recipe ideas. 
Supply Fee: $5 per student, payable to Mrs. Cruz on the first day of classes.
Required Resources: *A Journal; *Tripping Over the Truth by Travis Christofferson, M.S. ISBN:9781603587297 Hardcover; ISBN: 9781603587303 *Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC, Stacey Bell; Avery Publishing Group ISBN 9781583334522

Spanish 1 (9-12) 1 1/2 hours
Teacher: Mrs. Marauri
This class will provide a solid foundation of proper pronunciation, grammar, and essential vocabulary by placing an emphasis on listening and repeating, followed by an emphasis on reading and writing. We will cover what was covered in the beginning Spanish classes and beyond by conjugating verbs in the present tense and beginning conjugating in the preterite tense, building sentence with more detail, and understanding when exposed to spoken Spanish. This course works off of a very detailed syllabus that will give students the opportunity to become more independent with their work. To ensure proper pronunciation students will use YouTube made audio for each vocabulary list given and students will also get a key on a weekly basis to check their work and be required to rewrite incorrect work 2-3 times (a quick correction response). The student will develop vocabulary skills and in turn communication skills at a beginner level for High School. The student will additionally participate in skits to further increase their use of the language. The introduction of the foods, customs, and music will be interwoven. Diana Marauri has homeschooled her four now-grown kids for 18 plus years and has taught Spanish in the homeschool community for 10 years.  Spanish is her native language and she enjoys teaching it to homeschool students every year. 
Required Resources: High School Level Prepared Spanish Binder & rental of the “Adelante Uno” by Blanco textbook for  $55 (both available through Mrs. Marauri plus supplies fee of $12.50 per semester will be due before class starts.) ***Note all the beginning & Spanish 1 classes will be working off of the same vocabulary lists.  ***Note Diana Marauri is an approved vendor for Inspire, Excel, Valiant, Sageoak, and Summit, contact her for more info. 

Spanish 2 (10-12) 1 1/2 hours
Teacher: Mrs. Diana Marauri
This class will provide the continuation of what was done in Spanish 1, starting with some review. Then we will build on the verb conjugations and include preterite and imperfect tense, increase vocabulary, and conversation skills. To ensure proper pronunciation students will use YouTube made audio for each vocabulary list given and students will also get a key on a weekly basis to check their work and be required to rewrite incorrect work 2-3 times (a quick correction response). The student will develop vocabulary skills and in turn communication skills at a moderate level for High School. The student will additionally participate in skits and projects to further increase their use of the language. 
Diana Marauri has homeschooled her four now-grown kids for 18 plus years and has taught Spanish in the homeschool community for 10 years.  Spanish is her native language and she enjoys teaching it to homeschool students every year. 
Required Resources: High School Level Prepared Spanish Binder & rental of the “Adelante Dos” by Blanco textbook for  $55 (both available through Mrs. Marauri plus supplies fee of $12.50 per semester will be due before class starts. ***Note Diana Marauri is an approved vendor for Inspire, Excel, Valiant, Sageoak, and Summit, contact her for more info.

Intro to Sociology (9-12)
Teacher:  Mrs. Westfall
Mrs. Westfall received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. She has worked with various populations, including the homeless, domestic violence victims, and abused and neglected children.  Sociology is the study of social interactions, social change, and causes and consequences of human behavior. Why do you act as you do? And why does your neighbor act differently? What influences your actions in your family? Your church? Your community? Cultural norms, deviance and conformity, gender expectations, and social problems are some of the complex topics we will tackle. We will explore sociological theory and methods of social research, social structure, education, and social movements in order to enhance our understanding of society. Before beginning our overview study of these topics, we will establish what a Christian worldview looks like, how it impacts our study and understanding of society, and how it is different from a secular worldview. This course is a step in preparing our students to be Christian world-changers! 
Required Resources: Sociology: A Christian Approach for Changing the World, 2nd Edition (2010) Edited by Cynthia Benn Tweedell ISBN: 978-1-931283-33-5. This textbook is available on Amazon or in digital format for Kindle or Kindle App. Please speak with the teacher before purchasing!
Supply Fee: $5 payable to Mrs. Westfall.

Biology (9-12) 2 hour class ***Wait List***
Teacher:  Mrs. McDivett
High School Biology is a college-prep, lab course that will take the students on a quest to understand God’s living world, from the microscopic world of the cells to the macroscopic world of plants, animals, and the human body. The goal of this class is not to just give students knowledge of Biology but also to teach them critical thinking and to develop college and career readiness while applying a Christian worldview in the field of Biology. Students will explore the field of biology through webquests, real-world case studies, and lab and field activities. Mrs. McDivett attended Inland Bible College. She is the mother of six children, all of whom she homeschooled from kindergarten through graduation, for a total of 28 years. Three have graduated from California Baptist University, one from Cal Poly and two are attending college. She has been teaching at co-ops for over 15 years and delights to see her students “get it”. She is returning to teaching others after a break due to illness (and a miracle!). She keeps busy coaching sports, and enjoying time with friends, family, and grandchildren.
Lab Supply Fee: $40 per student, payable to Mrs. McDivett
Required Resources: BJU Biology, 5th edition Student Text, and Student Lab Manual.
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS CURRICULUM. Veritas has worked out a co-op discount + free shipping through BJU Press. When you register for this class you will also be charged for books, you will need to choose an option:
Option 1:  Student text hard copy with hard copy lab manual $80.00 total  OR
Option 2:  Student text E-book with hard copy lab manual $50.00 total.  

Physics 2 -hour class
Teacher:  Mrs. Strother

Come and explore God’s playground through the study of Physics!  This college-prep, lab science course is designed for the student who has completed Algebra 1 and Geometry.  Definitions of Sine, Cosine, and Tangent will be introduced in the class. Mrs. Strother holds a Bachelor’s in Nursing, was a nurse in the Air Force, homeschooled her son for 10 years, and has been teaching science in the homeschool community for the last 15 years. 
Required Supplies:  scientific calculator (not the one on your phone), home wi-fi, computer, and printer access, 3 ring binder (can be one shared with other classes), straight edge ruler, color pencils,
Lab Supply Fee: $40 / student
Required Resources: Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition, Apologia
Check out samples at:  https://www.apologia.com/physics/117-exploring-creation-with-physics-2nd-ed-2-book-set.html
Students will need both textbook and solutions manual.  The basic set includes a test packet.  Replacement test packets are available too.