Classes & Textbooks

2024-2025 School Year


Classes with no textbooks listed will be added shortly. 

All classes require a minimum of 3 students for it to remain on the schedule.  
This pertains primarily to the high school level mathematics, literature, and elective courses.



NURSERY - PRE K CLASSES:

 

Nursery

For those that have school age children participating in co-op we offer a nursery for those birth to 3 years old (including those not potty trained) to help with the little ones each week.  Please be sure to include your nursery age child on the registration form and include if he/she will be attending each week or every other week.  Children in this class should come with a bag that includes the following items:  change of clothes, diaper & wipes, sippy cup, lunch and snacks.  Please label all items with your child's name.

 

Preschool (3's)

For those that have school age children participating in co-op we offer a weekly preschool class for those that are 3 years old.  We do ask that all children in this age group be potty trained.  Please be sure to include your preschool age child on the registration form and include if he/she will be attending each week or every other week.  This age group really benefits from being in attendance each week as they learn skills that are connected from week to week.  Children in this class should also come with a bag that includes the following items:  change of clothes, sippy cup, lunch and snacks.  Please label all items with your child's name.

 

Pre K (4's)

For those that have school age children participating in co-op we offer a weekly preschool class for those that are 4 years old.  This class can also accomodate young 5's that may not be ready for kindergarten.  Please be sure to include your pre k child on the registration form and include if he/she will be attending each week or every other week.  This age group really benefits from being in attendance each week as they learn skills that are connected from week to week.  Children in this class should also come with a bag that includes the following items:  change of clothes, sippy cup, lunch and snacks.  Please label all items with your child's name.



ELEMENTARY CLASSES:

Kindergarten

History - Our Star-Spangled Banner Story Part 1 (Notgrass Company) ISBN-13: 9781609991241

This textbook features engaging, narrative-style chapters with full-color photos and illustrations. This flexible program combines the richness of a unit study with the simplicity of a traditional textbook curriculum. Lesson activity ideas, review questions, and hands-on history ideas conclude each chapter.  Units include a project idea connected with one of the lessons, an include things like arts and crafts, recipes, and games.  Volume 1 covers life in America from before Europeans came through the first settlements to the late 1800s, including the beaver trade, Phillis Wheatley, the Constitution, circuit riders and camp meetings, Lewis & Clark, America's first school for the Deaf, the Lowell factory girls, Sojourner Truth, Reconstruction, and more.  


Science - God's Design for Heaven & Earth: Beginners (Masterbooks) ISBN: 9781683442387

This textbook has 3 separate areas of study - Earth: Discover what makes Earth special as you learn about the Great Flood, the Ice Age, glaciers, rocks, fossils, gems, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, erosion, and more!  Weather & Water:  Explore the atmosphere, weather, ancient climates, kinds of clouds, the water cycle, storm prediction, oceans, beaches, the sea floor, ocean zones, and coral reefs!  The Universe: Understand the creation of the universe, how planets move, gravity, the moon and stars, solar eclipses, energy, seasons, our galaxy, space exploration, meteors, and more!


First Grade

History - Our Star-Spangled Banner Story Part 1 (Notgrass Company) ISBN-13: 9781609991241

This textbook features engaging, narrative-style chapters with full-color photos and illustrations. This flexible program combines the richness of a unit study with the simplicity of a traditional textbook curriculum. Lesson activity ideas, review questions, and hands-on history ideas conclude each chapter.  Units include a project idea connected with one of the lessons, an include things like arts and crafts, recipes, and games.  Volume 1 covers life in America from before Europeans came through the first settlements to the late 1800s, including the beaver trade, Phillis Wheatley, the Constitution, circuit riders and camp meetings, Lewis & Clark, America's first school for the Deaf, the Lowell factory girls, Sojourner Truth, Reconstruction, and more.  


Science - God's Design for Heaven & Earth: Beginners (Masterbooks) ISBN: 9781683442387

This textbook has 3 separate areas of study - Earth: Discover what makes Earth special as you learn about the Great Flood, the Ice Age, glaciers, rocks, fossils, gems, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, erosion, and more!  Weather & Water:  Explore the atmosphere, weather, ancient climates, kinds of clouds, the water cycle, storm prediction, oceans, beaches, the sea floor, ocean zones, and coral reefs!  The Universe: Understand the creation of the universe, how planets move, gravity, the moon and stars, solar eclipses, energy, seasons, our galaxy, space exploration, meteors, and more!

 

2nd Grade

History - Heritage Studies 2 Student Text 3rd edition (Bob Jones Press: publication date 2014) ISBN 9781606824719

Give students an introduction to American history and social studies with this curriculum. Presenting history as "God's redemptive plan" this book covers civics, culture, economics, geography, government, and history. It emphasizes US history from Native Americans to the founding of an independent nation, and looks at colonial life, politics, famous people, early wars and more. Colorful illustrations, charts, maps, and photographs help students visualize the world of colonial America as well as modern-day government and civics. Comprehension questions are integrated throughout the text.

 

Science - Purposeful Design Level 2 3rd edition (ACSI) ISBN 9781583317341 

Teach your child the basic principles of vertebrates/invertebrates, habitats, weather, the ocean, light, energy, heat, the human body, and more. Full-color, write-in pages show large photographs and highlighted key terms that showcase concepts and systems; students make their own booklets by answering questions and completing exercises that are integrated into the explanatory text. A review and a journal entry completes each chapter. Four units (Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and the Human Body) with twelve chapters included. 

 

3rd Grade

History - Heritage Studies 3 Student Text 3rd edition (Bob Jones Press:  publication date 2020) ISBN 9781628568837

Students will learn to sequence events, summarize data, make predictions, identify sources of information, work with graphs and formulate opinions as they discover the different facets of American civics, culture, economics, geography, and history. Heritage Studies 3: Sweet Land of Liberty examines the events from the Constitutional Convention through the Civil War and Westward Expansion. 

 

Science - Purposeful Design Level 3 2nd edition (ACSI) ISBN 9781583315293

Teach your child the basic principles of ecosystems, plants, matter, electricity, magnets, the earth's surface, the solar system, the nervous & musculoskeletal systems, health, and more. Full-color, write-in pages show large photographs and highlighted key terms that showcase concepts and systems; students make their own booklets by answering questions and completing exercises that are integrated into the explanatory text. A review and a journal entry completes each chapter. 4 units (Life Science, Physical Science, Earth & Space Science, and the Human Body) with 14 chapters included. 

 

4th Grade

History - Children's Atlas of the USA (Masterbooks) ISBN 9781683441946 AND Passport to America (Masterbooks)  ISBN 9781683441939

In Children's Atlas of the USA children will journey through the United States to discover culture and traditions, God’s natural wonders, history makers, history markers, science and technology, economic resources, exploration, and industries. Elements include statehood dates, capital cities, state flowers, state birds, and state nicknames.  Passport to America is a delightful collection of history, happenings, and amazing people that celebrates the vast treasures, famous citizens, and natural wonders found throughout the United States.


Science - God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology (Masterbooks) ISBN 9781683441250 

Discover the exciting subjects of chemistry and ecology through studies of atoms, molecules, matter, and ecosystems.


Pre-Writing - Provided by CHC


 

5th Grade

History - Children's Atlas of the USA (Masterbooks) ISBN 9781683441946 AND Passport to America (Masterbooks)  ISBN 9781683441939

In Children's Atlas of the USA children will journey through the United States to discover culture and traditions, God’s natural wonders, history makers, history markers, science and technology, economic resources, exploration, and industries. Elements include statehood dates, capital cities, state flowers, state birds, and state nicknames.  Passport to America is a delightful collection of history, happenings, and amazing people that celebrates the vast treasures, famous citizens, and natural wonders found throughout the United States.


Science - God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology (Masterbooks) ISBN 9781683441250 

Discover the exciting subjects of chemistry and ecology through studies of atoms, molecules, matter, and ecosystems.


Beginner Writing - Provided by CHC

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSES:


6th Grade

HistoryThe American Republic 4th edition (Bob Jones Press) ISBN 978-1-60682-857-1

The American Republic Student Text (4th ed.) leads students on a tour of our nation’s history starting with the first interactions between Native Americans and European explorers and ending with present day America. Students are encouraged to interpret the present based on knowledge of our nation’s past, using text, illustrations, art, and photographs.

Science - God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology (Masterbooks) ISBN 9781683441250 

Discover the exciting subjects of chemistry and ecology through studies of atoms, molecules, matter, and ecosystems.


Middle School Writing 1 Provided by CHC



7th Grade

History - The American Republic 4th edition (Bob Jones Press) ISBN 978-1-60682-857-1

The American Republic Student Text (4th ed.) leads students on a tour of our nation’s history starting with the first interactions between Native Americans and European explorers and ending with present day America. Students are encouraged to interpret the present based on knowledge of our nation’s past, using text, illustrations, art, and photographs.

Science - God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology (Masterbooks) ISBN 9781683441250 

Discover the exciting subjects of chemistry and ecology through studies of atoms, molecules, matter, and ecosystems.


Middle School Writing 2Writing Strands Intermediate 2 (Masterbooks) ISBN 9781683440611

Focuses on skills such as organization, narration, and argumentation. Students will identify and create attitudes in narrative voice; recognize the points of an argument and writing a successful argument; develop a narrative voice for fiction writing; punctuate dialogue and create speech patterns for characters; organize a description by seeing objects as groups of parts; and write concise, insightful business letters. Literature lessons include basic literary elements, themes, genres, point of view (limited, objective, omniscient, third person, first person, tense, participant, observer, plural/singular, and second person), dialogue, tone, foreshadowing, and mood.


 

8th Grade

History (1st semester) - Uncle Same and You Part 1 AND Uncle Sam and You Lesson Review Book (Notgrass) ISBN 9781609990497

This text immerses students in learning about civics and government, with lessons focusing on America's founding documents, branches of government, patriotic symbols, voting, the election process, Washington, D.C., the presidency, how Congress works, American holidays, and aspects of federal, state, and local government.

 

History (2nd semester) - Foundations in Personal Finance Student Text - Middle School Edition for Homeschool (Dave Ramsey) ISBN 9781936948291

This comprehensive, consumable workbook features six units covering saving & budgeting, credit & debt, education & careers, investing & insurance, global economics, marketing & consumerism, and more.  (This book is very difficult to find in print.  We will provide the material if you are unable to locate it.  Please let Mindy know.)

 

Science - Exploring Creation with General Science 2nd edition (Apologia) ISBN 9781932012866

This text explores topics such as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, geology, archaeology, biology, anatomy and other disciplines, providing a wide range of scientific exposure. Hands-on experiments are included throughout, giving students practical experience as they discover the principles behind the science! Looking at the world from a creationist position, topics are all presented with an eye towards God's role in everyday life. 

*Apologia has come out with a 3rd edition, but we will not be switching.  If you have difficulty locating this, please let us know.  McKay's usually has several used copies and the co-op has several copies, too.*

 

Middle School Writing 3 Writing Strands Intermediate 2 (Masterbooks) ISBN 9781683440611

Focuses on skills such as organization, narration, and argumentation. Students will identify and create attitudes in narrative voice; recognize the points of an argument and writing a successful argument; develop a narrative voice for fiction writing; punctuate dialogue and create speech patterns for characters; organize a description by seeing objects as groups of parts; and write concise, insightful business letters. Literature lessons include basic literary elements, themes, genres, point of view (limited, objective, omniscient, third person, first person, tense, participant, observer, plural/singular, and second person), dialogue, tone, foreshadowing, and mood.

 


HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES:

 

Science:

Physical Science:  Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd edition (Apologia) ISBN 9781932012774

In this study of Physical Science, you'll be introduced to the stunning world you live in, as well as the universe around it. From the composition of air to icebergs to astrophysics, you will receive thorough lessons in each element of the physical world.  Topics include the atmosphere; hydrosphere; weather; structure of Earth; environmentalism; physics of motion; Newton's laws; gravity; and astrophysics. 

 *Apologia has come out with a 3rd edition, but we will not be switching.  If you have difficulty locating this, please let us know.  McKay's usually has several used copies and the co-op has several copies, too.*

 


Biology:  Discovering Design with Biology (Berean Builders) ISBN 9798985252941

Concepts covered include the chemical processes for life, the structures of RNA and DNA, cell design, and photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and cellular reproduction processes. After a thorough survey of the different kinds of organisms found in nature: archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants, your student will then learn about ecosystems and the biogeochemical cycles that keep environments hospitable to life.  

 

Chemistry:  Discovering Design with Chemistry (Berean Builders) ISBN 9780996278461

This course includes topics 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. Concepts are woven together with their mathematical applications to help students learn to think like chemists.

 

Human Anatomy:  Advanced Biology in Creation: The Human Body 2nd edition (Apologia) ISBN 9781935495727 and The Human Anatomy Coloring Book by Margaret Matt  (Dover Publications) ISBN 9780486241388

Sixteen modules cover human anatomy and physiology, including the skeletal, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems. 



 

History:


Geography:  World Geography in Christian Perspective 2nd edition (Abeka) AND World Geography Map Studies (Abeka)

Present a physical-cultural study of the earth and mankind in one semester with World Geography in Christian Perspective. This textbook travels all over the globe with over 250 photographs to exhibit many different cultures and geographical features. Each chapter displays continents and their features such as vegetation and wildlife, national flags and profiles, cultural insights, famous locations, and famous people that have lived on that continent. Section and chapter reviews plus over 30 detailed maps within the text give your child a plethora of information to develop a firm grasp of geography and cultures.

 

World History:  Mystery of History Volume 4 (Bright Ideas Press)  ISBN 9781892427304

Covering 1708 to 2014, it begins with Bach and Handel, brings the reader through multiple "wars of independence" as well as many "wars of ideologies" between Marxism, Darwinism, Fascism, and the Cold War. World War I and II bring the reader to more modern day conflicts, including a collapsed Soviet Union, a divided Korea, tension in the Middle East, and an ongoing War on Terror.  However, in addition to studying the violence of this era, the artists, inventors, writers, and humanitarians who contributed toward the "soul" of mankind over the last three centuries are also integrated. A world history text, Mystery of History 4 does cover important events in American history (though it cannot stand alone as an American history course), including the American Revolution, the War Between the States, the War in Vietnam, and the Civil Rights movement.

 

American History:  United States History Student Text 5th edition (Bob Jones Press) ISBN 9781628562071

This text takes the students on a journey beginning with European contact with American Indians and ending with the inauguration of Donald Trump. Along the journey, the course highlights major historical events that have shaped American history, inviting students to discuss the ramification of these events on society today.

 

Government (1st semester):  provided by CHC - America's Heritage: An Experiment in Self Government

This text will include a study of the Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, Federalist Paper 47, US Constitution, Bill of Rights, the three branches of government, the union of the states, national debt and more.  Activities will focus on the primary source reading and study, text analysis, question/answer, writing assessments, and class discussions.  

 

Economics (2nd semester):  Exploring Economics Curriculum Package (includes Exploring Economics text and Making Choices:  Readings in Economics) (Notgrass) ISBN 9781609990947

Economics is relevant everywhere, from political speeches to the daily decisions students make. Give teens the education to understand what's going on in the world around them with this important one-semester high school elective. Emphasizing faith in God and trusting His Word, students will learn how being knowledgeable about economics will help them become a better steward of the money God provides as well as a valuable, informed contributor to the economy on the personal, household, local, national, and international level. Exploring Economics reasserts the importance of the free market system, providing a clear explanation of terms and concepts.

 

The classes below are available for additional fees.  Please realize that these are serious courses intended to be taken by serious minded students.  We highly encourage parents to oversee their children to ensure that work is being completed.

Math:  

Pre Algebra - Math U See Pre Algebra Student Pack (includes student workbook and test booklet)  UPC 728943500738

The Pre-Algebra level covers negative numbers, order or operations, solving for the unkown, and other topics.  Basic pre-algebra concepts including negative numbers, exponents, factoring, and ratios. Includes rules of solving equations using the associative, commutative, and other properties; simple operations with polynomials. Also covers geometry concepts of surface area, volume and Pythagorean theorem.

Algebra 1 - 


Geometry - Math U See Geometry Student Pack (includes student workbook and test booklet)  ISBN 9781608263486

Topics covered in Geometry include points, lines, planes, angles, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, Pythagorean Theorem, conic sections, proofs, and more.  Emphasis is on vocabulary of geometry, practical applications of geometry, and traditional geometry including proofs. Includes lines, angles, area, perimeter, volume, Pythagorean theorem, axioms, and postulates, congruency, and similarity. Brief introduction to trigonometric functions.

Algebra 2 - Math U See Algebra 2 Student Pack (includes student workbook and test booklet) ISBN 9781608263493

Algebra 2 is a bit more rigorous course that builds on Algebra 1. There is review and expansion of topics taught in Algebra 1. The course also covers advanced factoring, imaginary and complex numbers, conjugate numbers, the binomial theorem, solving systems of equations, the quadratic formula, motion problems, and other kinds of application problems.  

English:  Elements of Literature 2nd edition (Bob Jones Press) ISBN 9781628565652

Elements of Literature broadens students understanding of literature by focusing on advanced literary concepts. Students will learn the method and the importance of literary analysis by studying pieces from several genres and interpreting them in light of biblical truth. One of the major literary pieces studied is Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet. The textbook promotes critical thinking skills as key to understanding and appreciating literature. Also, a visual analysis section found at the beginning of each unit relates the units topic with the visual arts.

American Sign Language 2:  Access to internet is necessary as lifeprint.com will be used as the spine text for this course.  Students will also need a 3 ring binder, small white dry erase board with eraser, and dry erase markers.