GRACE ACADEMY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS WITH BOOK AND SUPPLY LIST 2020-21 ONLINE COURSES

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MATH:

Advanced Functions/Modeling Honors (Grades 11-12) (Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Grace Academy Issued Placement Test) – This course is to lay the groundwork for further study of mathematics at a college level. The standard pre-calculus topics are presented, as well as substantial new material on discrete mathematics and data analysis. In this course we will explore examples and exercises that establish the importance of mathematics to everyday life. There will be numerous worked-out examples, important results given and daily exercises. Topics covered: Functions, Graphs and Applications; Trigonometry; Discrete Mathematics and Data Analysis; Limits and Introduction to Calculus. Students will prepare for College Entrance Examinations and explore careers in Mathematics.

Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry, Twelfth Edition with Analytic Geometry by Jeffrey A. Cole – Brooks/Cole Publishing Company (978-0495-108269)

Supplies: Graphing Calculator TI 83/84 (Required), loose leaf paper, graph paper, pencils

Algebra I (Grades 9-10) – This course will involve the mastery of various math concepts including operations with real numbers, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponential operations, factoring, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, scatter plots, linear equations, and quadratic equations.

Textbook: Algebra I – McDougal Littell – A Houghton-Mifflin Company (978-0-618-59402-3) Supplies: 1inch 3-ring binder, 4 tab dividers, red pens, paper, pencils, inexpensive calculator, graph paper

Algebra II (Grades 10-12) (Prerequisite: Algebra I & Geometry) – This course includes a review and expansion of Algebra I concepts and irrational and complex numbers, quadratic equations, functions, and problem solving. (There will be a placement test mid-year to assign the math class to follow Algebra II)

Textbook: Algebra II 2007- McDougal Littell – A Houghton-Mifflin Company (978-0-618-59541-9)

Supplies: TI 83/84 Graphing calculator (Required), loose-leaf paper, graph paper

Algebra II Honors (Grades 10-12) (4 Day) (Prerequisite: Algebra I & Geometry. Grace Academy teacher or director will determine placement for this course.) – This course is a more in depth study of the Algebra II curriculum with a faster pace and comprehensive understanding of the concepts. (There will be a placement test mid-year to assign the math class to follow Algebra II Honors)

Textbook: Algebra II 2007 – McDougal Littell – A Houghton-Mifflin Company (978-0-618-59541-9) Supplies: TI 83/84 Graphing calculator (Required), loose-leaf paper, graph paper

Geometry (Grades 9-11) (Prerequisite: Algebra I) – This course is an organized and logical study of the use of undefined terms, definitions, postulates, theorems and will be an in-depth study of concepts of geometry.

Textbook: Geometry– McDougal Littell – A Houghton-Mifflin Company (978-0-618-59540-2) Supplies: TI 83/84 Graphing calculator (Required), loose-leaf paper, graph paper, protractor

ENGLISH:

English I (Grades 9-10) – Students will be introduced to various forms, and authors, of Creative Writing. Students will create their own literary works including poetry, ballads, fables, tall tales and short stories. Students will also read and analyze four literary works covering various genres including English and American literature. Students will complete papers/projects based on these novels.

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English II (Grades 9-10) (Prerequisite: English I or equivalent) – Students will learn how to write various five paragraph essays including narrative, persuasive, expository and descriptive. Students will learn how to organize and communicate ideas concisely and coherently using topic sentences, supporting details, and transitional devices. A reading and comprehension component to this course will aid students in interpreting literary devices used by great writers. Students will complete papers/projects based on the readings.

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English III (Grades 11-12) – Students will complete a research paper using the MLA (Modern Language Association) format. This will include choosing a topic, forming a thesis statement, researching the topic, creating an outline, and writing a research paper using in-text citation with a Works Cited page. Students will also read and analyze three literary works covering various genres including English and American literature. Students will complete papers/projects based on these novels.

Textbook:MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th edition (978-1603292627)

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English IV (Grades 11-12) – This course focuses on literature and composition. Students will analyze four literary works including an epic, an American play and European works. Students will learn about various types of composition including narrative and descriptive essays, and practical writing like resume and cover letter preparation.

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English IV Honors (Grades 11-12) – This course focuses on literature and composition. Students will analyze four literary works including an American play and European works. Students will learn about various types of composition including narrative and descriptive essays, and practical writing like resume and cover letter preparation. In addition this Honors course will focus on preparing written literacy analyses of students own essays and the literature covered. By the end of the course students will be able to perform a literary analysis independently. Finished assignments are expected to be in a standard format and free of most grammar and spelling errors in an effort to prepare students for college.

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English V Honors (Grades 11-12) – This course focuses on advanced literature and composition topics. Students will analyze poetry from poets such as Wordsworth, Dickinson, Frost, and Poe. They will analyze and critique literary works, including both novel studies and short stories, and several nonfiction historical texts. Students will learn about various types of composition including position papers and responses to literature. Finished assignments are expected to be in a standard format, free of most grammar and spelling errors. In an effort to prepare students for college, students will also improve their grammar and vocabulary skills. Books:

HISTORY

American Government/Economics (Grades 11-12) – Students will develop an understanding of government and economics through a study of our founding documents, the Constitution of the United States, the government of foreign countries, and our government at the national, state, and local levels. Studies on our great leaders, important events, world-changing legislation and social programs will add texture to the course content. This class will also cover basic economic principles, personal finance, labor, business, the global economy, and the issues and problems facing Americans today.

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American History I (Grades 9-10) – Students will study the story of America from a Christian World view beginning the pre-colonization period through the Civil War era. This course will cover the historical facts of our history as well as how God has moved in our nation. Using primary source documents, we will analyze historical themes, compare and contrast historical events, and learn to think critically about the past.

Textbook: Essential U.S. History, Paul M Roberts & Paula A Franklin – AMSCO School

American History II (Grades 10-11) – Students will continue the story of America from a Christian world-view beginning with the Reconstruction Era. This course will cover the historical facts of our history as well as how God has moved in our nation. Using primary source documents, we will analyze historical themes, compare and contrast historical events, and learn to think critically about the past. We will start our journey with Reconstructions and end with Desert Storm and the Middle East, exploring how the past has forged the America of today.

Textbook: Essential U.S. History, Paul M Roberts & Paula A Franklin – AMSCO School

World History (Grades 9-12) – In World History, we will utilize a Christian worldview to explore history from Creation to the 21st century. This course will start with the beginning of our world, and work to relate the major points in history to our lives now. Current events and issues will be discussed as they are relative to the historical topics being studied, and there will be a strong focus on historical figures and civilizations.

Textbook: Essential World History, Henry Brun – AMSCO School Publications, Inc. (978-1-

56765-636-7)

SCIENCE

Anatomy/Physiology Honors (Grades 11-12) (Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry) – This course is designed as an introductory course to the human body. The objective of this course is to integrate the study of the structures of the human body with their functions. A systematic approach will be used to study the 11 systems of the human body: histology, skin & bones, the integumentary & skeletal system, histology & movement, muscle histology & physiology, skeletal muscle system, nervous system (central & peripheral), circulatory system, lymphatic system, digestive system, respiratory system, urinary system and reproductive system. This course includes online labs.

Textbook: The Human Body (Advanced Biology), 2 volumes – Apologia (9781932012095)

Biology (Grades 9-10) – This course 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. This course includes online labs and dissection.

Textbook: Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition – Apologia Educational Ministries

(1932012540)

Chemistry (Grades 11-12) (Prerequisite: Algebra I, Biology & Earth Science) – This physical science course gives high school students a foundation in Chemistry. Students will learn about the chemical make-up of their world through laboratory experiments, hands-on instruction, and problem-solving skills.

Textbook: Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd edition – Apologia (978-1-932012-26-2)

Supplies: Scientific Calculator

Earth/Physical Science (Grades 9-10) – Students will discover and explore topics such as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity and astrophysics.

Textbook: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd edition – Apologia (978-1-932012-77-4)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Spanish I (Grades 9-10) – This course is designed for students with no prior Spanish language background. Basic vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, and writing are implemented throughout the course. This course features a variety of videos to teach pronunciation and get the student used to listening to native Spanish speakers. Videos play an important role in the Spanish development skills. It is also important to submit assignments, quizzes, mid-term and final exam by the given deadlines. A workbook will be used to practice writing skills and reinforce vocabulary and language concepts.

Textbook: Navegando 1 – EMC Paradigm Publishing (978-0-8219-2798-4). Workbook: (978-0-82192-801-1)

Note: if the textbook or workbook is not available through the publisher, please check amazon.com or half.com. As your last resort, Grace Academy has some textbooks available to rent and workbooks to purchase.

Spanish II (Grades 10-12) (Prerequisite: Spanish I) – This course will expand on the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills developed in Spanish I. This course will introduce more vocabulary and grammar,   verb tenses and immerse beginning Spanish students into the language. Videos play an important role in the Spanish development skills consisting of correct pronunciation by listening to native Spanish speakers. It is also important to submit assignments, quizzes, mid-term and final exam by the given deadlines. A workbook will be used to practice writing skills and reinforce vocabulary and language concepts.

Textbook: Navegando 2 – EMC Paradigm Publishing (978-0-8219-2839-4) Workbook: (978-0-82192-842-4)

Note: if the textbook or workbook is not available through the publisher, please check amazon.com or half.com. As your last resort, Grace Academy has some textbooks available to rent and workbooks to purchase.

Spanish III Honors (Grades 11-12) (Prerequisite: Spanish II) – This course will continue to expand on the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills developed in Spanish II. Spanish III will reinforce vocabulary, grammar and verb tenses and immerse Spanish students into the language. Videos play an important role in the Spanish development skills consisting of correct pronunciation by listening to native Spanish speakers. It is also important to submit assignments, quizzes, mid-term and final exam by the given deadlines. A workbook will be used to practice writing skills and reinforce vocabulary and language concepts.

Textbook: Navegando 3 – EMC Paradigm Publishing (978-0-82192-864-6) Workbook: (978-0-8219-2867-7)

Note: if the textbook or workbook is not available through the publisher, please check amazon.com or half.com. As your last resort, Grace Academy has some textbooks available to rent and workbooks to purchase.

HEALTH

Health (Grades 9-12)(.5 credit) This is the health portion only of the Health/PE credit required for high school. This course is designed to enable students to build a foundation of knowledge and understanding   on how to make healthy decisions throughout their lifetime. Students will learn important health issues, how to take care of their body, benefits of physical activity, types of physical activities, self management skills, making smart food choices, healthy lifestyles, stress management, how to create a personal program and more. Basically, how to be fit for life!

Textbook: Fitness for Life – 5th edition – Charles B. Corbin, Ruth Lindsey – Human Kinetics (978-

0-7360-6676-1)

BIBLE

Understanding Your Faith (Grades 9-12) – (aka Apologetics 101) 1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” Ever have questions about why you believe what you believe? There are answers and this concentrated course focuses on instilling these answers onto the hearts of students and gives them the wisdom to defend what they believe. This concentrated course is taught from an evangelical perspective.

Book: – “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” by Frank Turek – (978-1-58134-561-2)

ELECTIVE

Business Math (Grades 9-12) – This practical course will cover topics such as buying a car, budgeting, banking, investing, keeping tax records, purchasing a home, food, and clothing. Analytical and problem solving skills will be emphasized. Students will learn a Scriptural view of working, tithing, saving, paying taxes, and budgeting time and money.

Textbook: Consumer Mathematics in Christian Perspective – ABEKA (26603)

Money Matters for Teens by Larry Burkett – Moody Publishers (0802446361)

Computer I (Grades 9-12) – In this course, students will learn to use several Microsoft Office applications; Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point are the main focuses. Students will also learn to use various Apple based applications. Through hands-on learning students will discover how to use functions, generate charts, and format worksheets using IWorks, IPhoto, IMovie etc. Students will edit and enhance presentations through layouts, graphics, slide transitions, and formatting. This course will emphasize critical thinking to help students apply these applications to real world situations.

Web Design – (Prerequisite: Prior computer experience required) – Students will learn what makes a visually appealing and functional website using HTML and CSS. They will use TextEdit and learn the basics of website coding. They will also create, and use, their own graphics in Adobe Photoshop.
Supplies: at least 4 Gb Flash drive, 1⁄2 inch 3-ring binder
Supply Fee: $40