Classes & Textbooks

2019-2020 School Year


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:  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. NO PEANUT PRODUCTS!  Please label all items with your child's name.


Preschool Age (3's & 4's):  For those that have school age children participating in co-op we offer a weekly preschool class for those that are ages 3 and 4.  We also offer this class to those that are 5 but not yet ready for kindergarten.  (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. NO PEANUT PRODUCTS!  Please label all items with your child's name.

Kindergarten/First Grade:  There is usually very little work expected to be completed at home so that you can focus on the essentials.  Our teachers try to cover all material for science and history at co-op, except for special projects and things not completed in class.
History - Bede's History of US (Veritas Press) ISBN 9781936648276
Bede, the adorable ball of yarn with googly eyes, is a timeline. This cute character introduces young children to the basics events of American history in a fun, once-a-week lesson that emphasize what happened when. Chapters are written directly to children in a child-friendly font, with simple activities that involve drawing, lapbooking, hands-on activities, and cut out activity pages in the back. Topics cover the breadth of American history including Pocahontas, Lewis & Clark, Lincoln, Jazz, Immigration, flight, Reagan, and more. 
Science - Purposeful Design Level 1 2nd edition (ACSI) ISBN 9781583315255
Teach your child the basic principles of mammals, fish, birds, insects, seasons and matter, space, machines, 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 & Space Science, and the Human Body) with thirteen chapters included. 

Second Grade:  At this level there is usually a little more work required at home.  There is weekly reading to prepare for class discussion and also assignments, special projects, etc. to be completed at home throughout the semester.
History - Heritage Studies 2 Student Text 3rd edition copyright 2014 (Bob Jones Press) 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 2nd edition (ACSI) ISBN 9781583315279
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. 

Third Grade:  At this level there is usually a little more work required at home.  There is weekly reading to prepare for class discussion and also various assignments, special projects, etc to be completed throughout the semester.
History - Heritage Studies 3 Student Text 3rd edition copyright 2014 (Bob Jones Press) ISBN 9781606824771
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. 

Fourth/Fifth Grade:  Things begin to get a little more structured in this class.  Students are given work to do throughout the week that usually entails reading, worksheets, special projects, etc.
History - Mystery of History Volume 3 Student Reader (Bright Ideas Press) ISBN 9781892427083 (one per family)
The years of the Renaissance and Reformation were years of growth and change for both the world and the church. This text presents the years 1461-1707 through Christ-centered lens, exploring the backdrop to and significance of major cultural and historical events, alongside events in the history of Christianity. Moving through time chronologically, achievements in art, music, literature, science and philosophy are studied.
Science - God's Design for the Physical World (Masterbooks) ISBN 9781683441441 (one per family)      

Complete physical science curriculum, which presents God’s amazing world through the study of machines, motion, energy, and technology!  Machines & Motion: Learn about many fascinating inventions, such as the physical principles behind flight and the advances in communication as you study airplanes, rockets, telephones, computers, and more!  Heat & Energy: Discover many kinds of energy that power our lives. From fossil fuels to nuclear power plants, see how God provides our energy needs and learn the wonders of electricity, magnetism, light, and sound.  Inventions & Technology: Understand simple machines such as levers and inclined planes. Learn about the law of motion. You will enjoy experimenting with friction, racing rollerskate cars, and making pendulums.

Pre-writing (usually 4th graders) - CHC teacher created packet 

Beginner Writing (usually 5th graders/can be 6th graders) - CHC teacher created packet


Sixth/Seventh Grade:  This class uses the same textbooks for history and science as the 4th/5th grade class.  However, this class will begin to receive grades on their assignments.  As such the weekly reading and assignments are very important.  There are also special projects assigned.
History - Mystery of History Volume 3 Student Reader (Bright Ideas Press) ISBN 9781892427083 (one per family)
The years of the Renaissance and Reformation were years of growth and change for both the world and the church. This text presents the years 1461-1707 through Christ-centered lens, exploring the backdrop to and significance of major cultural and historical events, alongside events in the history of Christianity. Moving through time chronologically, achievements in art, music, literature, science and philosophy are studied.
Science - God's Design for the Physical World (Masterbooks) ISBN 9781683441441 (one per family)      

Complete physical science curriculum, which presents God’s amazing world through the study of machines, motion, energy, and technology!  Machines & Motion: Learn about many fascinating inventions, such as the physical principles behind flight and the advances in communication as you study airplanes, rockets, telephones, computers, and more!  Heat & Energy: Discover many kinds of energy that power our lives. From fossil fuels to nuclear power plants, see how God provides our energy needs and learn the wonders of electricity, magnetism, light, and sound.  Inventions & Technology: Understand simple machines such as levers and inclined planes. Learn about the law of motion. You will enjoy experimenting with friction, racing rollerskate cars, and making pendulums.  

Middle School Writing - CHC teacher created packet


Eighth Grade:  These classes are designed to get students prepared for the high school courses they will begin the following year.  Students are challenged with weekly reading, assignments, and projects.
History (1st semester) - Land of Fair Play 3rd edition (Christian Liberty Press) ISBN 9781932971385
This text features clear lessons on the duties of citizenship as well as the workings of the government. The theory, machinery and services of national government are explored, as well as the relation between national, state and local governments, elections, and the importance of the Constitution. Yet the primary emphasis remains on providing young adults with the knowledge and skills for them to exercise appropriate and responsible citizenship as a Christian. 
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.
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. 
Advanced Writing - CHC teacher created packet

High School Classes:  Our high school classes are designed to prepare students for the world outside of school.  This may include work, technical or community college, or a 4 year university.  We strive to challenge all the students and have high expectations for work completion, performance, communication, and character.
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. 

Biology:  Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition (Apologia) ISBN 9781932012545

This is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation.   


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:  The Human Body:  Fearfully and Wonderfully Made 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:  North Star Geography (Bright Ideas Press) ISBN 9781892427526

This course covers basic geography skills (maps, navigation) as well as physical geography (topography, biosphere, structure of the earth) and human geography (environmental stewardship, agriculture, culture, heritage & more)- - -all from a Christian perspective.

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 4th edition (Bob Jones Press)  ISBN 9781606820056

This text covers our nation's history from colonial times up to the present. Focusing on God's providence and America's Christian heritage, the text examines the circumstances which allowed for colonial expansion and development into modern day America. Presented in narrative form, it communicates the events of the U.S from Columbus to the 2000 election in an engaging way.


Government (1st semester):  American Government Coursebook (Steck Vaughn)  ISBN 9780669467956


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.

If you are interested in any of the classes below please note that on your registration form.  The additional cost is typically $140-150 per semester for an individual class.  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:

Algebra 1 - Algebra 1 Student Kit (Math U See)

Algebra 2 - Algebra 2 Student Kit (Math U See)

Geometry - Geometry Student Kit (Math U See)

Consumer Math/Everyday Math - Consumer Mathematics in Christian Perspective (Abeka)

Bring mathematics down to earth---and show how abstract financial concepts relate to our everyday lives! Covering topics including budgeting, banking, investing, keeping tax records, and purchasing daily necessities, this elective includes sample problems, charts, graphs, and clarifying illustrations. Practical and faith-friendly, it portrays the American free-enterprise system in a positive light. 


Literature:  For these classes you will simply need to purchase the novels (any isbn number will be fine as long as the novel is the full version and not abridged).  All other material will be provided by CHC.

Literature 1 - Out of the Silent Planet (CS Lewis), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain), Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan), Poetry Unit

Literature 2 - Out of the Silent Planet (CS Lewis), Screwtape Letters (CS Lewis), Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury), Scarlett Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne) 

Literature 3/4 - Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane), A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens), Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury), To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

**Summer Reading for ALL classes:  Call of the Wild (Jack London)

(an assignment will be emailed by July 15th that will be DUE on the first day of co-op, August 23rd)


Electives:

Personal Finance (1st semester only) - Foundations in Personal Finance Student Text High School Edition for Homeschool (Dave Ramsey)  ISBN 9781936948192

This course is a complete, dynamic, high school curriculum that teaches students about saving, investing, credit, debt, money management, and more from a biblical perspective.

Biblical Worldview (2nd semester only) - Thinking Like a Christian Textbook and Student Journal (Summit Ministries)  ISBN 9780805438956 and 9780805438963

How do you live as a Christian in an increasingly secular, public environment? This course delves into the complex world of Christian apologetics and critical thinking with an easy to understand text and engaging manner. Learn why a Bible-based worldview makes sense, and the flaws and false assumptions within secular humanism, marxism and other worldly viewpoints; finally receive an explanation of how exactly a Christian worldview works in fields such as law, sociology, ethics, politics and other influential spheres.

Health & Physical Education (full year) - Health in Christian Perspective (Abeka) 
Encourage teens to make health and wellness a priority! This practical resource addresses nutrition, exercise, personal hygiene, mental health, safety, first aid, disease prevention, drug abuse, spiritual growth, and more. Includes an atlas of the body systems---digestive, endocrine, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory---and study questions for comprehension, application, and review.