Classes & Textbooks

Updated 6/27/2022


NURSERY AND PRESCHOOL 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. 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.


ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSES:

 

K/1st 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 - Let's Talk Science - Adventures in Creation: Level 1 (Masterbooks) ISBN-13: 9781683441748

This text will instill a love for science through exploration, investigations, and biblically inspired stories! Students will discover that science is a wonderful tool God has given us to study His creation and learn more about His nature as they ask questions and experience God's world.  This interactive course features hands-on investigations and biblically inspired stories. Students will learn that the study of science starts with the Bible, explore the days of creation, discover that science teaches about God, and develop a love of science through hands-on exploration and experimentation.

 

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 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. 

 

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/5th Grade

History - Mystery of History Volume 2 Student Reader & Companion Guide (2nd edition) (Bright Ideas Press) ISBN-13: 9781892427458

An engaging, historically accurate Christ-centered approach to the early church and the Middle Ages. Journeying from A.D. 33 to 1456, your students will explore the lives and legacies of New Testament figures, church leaders, kings, queens, Vikings, samurai, scientists, and more. This revised full-color edition features a unique code to access the downloadable companion guide. 


Science - God's Design for Heaven & Earth Student Edition (Masterbooks: publication date 2018) ISBN-13: 9781683441298

Teach students about the wonders of God's creation, including water & weather, the universe, and planet Earth.  God's Design for Heaven & Earth covers the intricacies of earth & space science through geology, astronomy, and meteorology lessons. This enjoyable curriculum features full-color photos, "fun fact" sidebars, helpful charts & illustrations, and more.  


Pre-Writing (usually 4th graders/can be 5th graders) - provided by CHC

Beginner Writing (usually 5th graders/can be 6th graders) - provided by CHC

6th/7th Grade

History - Mystery of History Volume 2 Student Reader & Companion Guide (2nd edition) (Bright Ideas Press) ISBN-13: 9781892427458

An engaging, historically accurate Christ-centered approach to the early church and the Middle Ages. Journeying from A.D. 33 to 1456, your students will explore the lives and legacies of New Testament figures, church leaders, kings, queens, Vikings, samurai, scientists, and more. This revised full-color edition features a unique code to access the downloadable companion guide. 


Science - God's Design for Heaven & Earth Student Edition (Masterbooks: publication date 2018) ISBN-13: 9781683441298

Teach students about the wonders of God's creation, including water & weather, the universe, and planet Earth.  God's Design for Heaven & Earth covers the intricacies of earth & space science through geology, astronomy, and meteorology lessons. This enjoyable curriculum features full-color photos, "fun fact" sidebars, helpful charts & illustrations, and more.  


Middle School Writing 2 - provided by CHC


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.

Each full-color lesson includes a short chapter to read that explains the topic to the student; chapters feature both modern and historical photographs and illustrations. Lessons conclude with a variety of subject-based activity ideas that relate to Biblical studies, literature, creative writing, art, vocabulary, & reading assignments; notes for the sold-separately student workbook/lesson review are also included. 


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. 

*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 - provided by CHC

 

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:  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.   

*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.*


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:  Around the World in 180 Days Student Workbook 2nd edition (Apologia) ISBN 9781935495581 AND Internet Access to Complete Weekly Assignments

Take your students on a grand tour of creation--one continent at a time! Payne's back to basics guide uses a notebook approach that's ideal for multilevel learning. Drawing information from a wide variety of resources, young explorers will dive into the geography, history, religion, current events, and culture of all seven continents and consider how to share the gospel to people from each.

Using an atlas, encyclopedia, textbooks, or the recommended list of literature and library books, students will find geographical elements, define new terms, describe the geography of a certain area, and more. Chapters include assignments where students write down their own thoughts, answer essay questions, create projects, respond to literature, and answer other questions about the people and places they're studying around the world!


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.

 

We are in the process of determining which extra classes we will be offering next year.  If you are interested in any of the classes below, please note that on your registration form.  The additional cost is typically $140 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 - Math U See Algebra 1 Student Pack (includes student workbook and test booklet)

Algebra 1 teaches all the basic algebra concepts.  These include basic properties, solving equations, coin problems, exponents and square roots, scientific notation, unit multipliers, and metric conversions. Graphing lines is taught in detail. Operations with polynomials are also taught. 

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

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:  Textbook(s) are still being decided.  First semester novels are: Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol. Second semester novels are: Silas Marner, Animal Farm, The Lord of the Flies, and The Vicar of Wakefield.

Electives:

Health (First Semester only) - 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.