HIGH SCHOOL 2023-2024 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS*
*Notes: Class information and availability is subject to change until the school year begins. Teachers listed may be subject to change and a co-teacher may be added to any classes currently listed with only one teacher.
9:00 a.m. choices
- Class Choice #1: Personal Finance with Janelle Sellner & Kathleen Parker. Uses the book 7Sisters' Financial Literacy from a Christian Perspective. Topics covered will include money, budgeting, saving and investing, insurance, taxes and career exploration. This will be a digital download that each family will need to purchase.
- Class Choice #2: Physical Science with Terry Miller & Susan Armstrong. Uses the book Exploring Creation with Physical Science by Dr. Jay Wile. No prerequisite, but a general science/biology/chemistry is helpful. No mathematics prerequisite required. Brief description: This course discusses the atmosphere, weather, structure of the earth, the environmental movement, physics of motion, gravity and astrophysics. Many hands - on experiments - all use common household chemicals and supplies. Experiments will be handouts created by instructor (if this is not adequate we can order a lab book).
10:30 a.m. choices
- Class Choice #1: Who Dun it English with Karen Butterworth & Jaclyn Crawford. Who Dun It is a full 1 credit high school English course. It is centered around murder mysteries. For the literature component, we will read classic mysteries (Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, etc.). For the writing element, each student will plan and write his or her own mystery story! We will cover plot, character, descriptive writing, and much more. The class will be a lot of fun, but it is a full credit with a full credit work load. There will be reading and writing each week to complete at home. Students will need a copy of the Who Dun It? book by Meredith Curtis available on Amazon. It contains many of the stories we will be reading and all of the worksheets. They will also need to procure several additional novels, although borrowing from the library or listening to an audiobook is acceptable for those. Some are in the public domain and available for free at websites like Gutenberg Project and Librivox.
Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe (included in textbook; no need to purchase)
The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne
Six Great Sherlock Holmes Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Favorite Father Brown Stories by G.K. Chesterton
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers
Where are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark
- Class Choice #2: Geometry with Amanda Fleenor. Uses the Math-U-See Geometry Student Pack (ISBN 978-1608263486). Each student will also need a geometry set (protractor, compass, straight edge). Topics of study include lines, angels, area, perimeter, volume, Pythagorean theorem, axioms and postulates, congruency and similarity. We will also introduce basic Trigonomic functions.
12:30 p.m. choices
- Class Choice #1: French with Jaclyn Crawford & Karen Butterworth. Uses the French In Action video program, accompanied by a workbook. We will be watching the weekly episode, learning vocabulary and grammar in class, and having speaking practice. Homework will be the corresponding chapter in the workbook. Students will need a copy of the French In Action Workbook (ISBN 978-0300176124).
- Class Choice #2: Web design/Yearbook Staff: with Lucy Roller. No student limit (within reason). Open to 8th-12th graders. This class will teach the basics of layout and web design. The class will NOT require any coding nor will it teach any. In addition to learning web design and layout, the class would take on the KACHEA Yearbook as a class project, and design, layout and create the 2023-2024 KACHEA Yearbook for printing. Because all layout and design needs excellent photos, this elective class would be good for any students with an interest in photography. Likewise, because all layout and design also needs compelling content, this elective class would also be good for any students with an interest in copywriting, editing, creative writing or advertising. This course qualifies as a credited elective for high school students who may need an elective credit.