## '18-'19 Course Offerings

**7th Grade**(All 7th grade classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays.)

**Bible 7**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Anne Marie Walny

Curriculum: TBD

**English 7**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Erica Dienner

Curriculum: TBD

**Ancient History**Description coming soon!

Teacher: TBD

Curriculum: TBD

**Intermediate Math**This course will introduce your middle school student to number theory, fractions, decimals, expressions, equations, integers, ratio, measurement, geometry, rational numbers, probability, statistics, coordinate systems and more. Word problems, biblical applications, and illustrated concepts provide a thorough math education.

Teacher: Mrs. Anna Beers

Curriculum: Purposeful Design Publications Mathematics Intermediate Course A Student text (ISBN: 9781583311950)**Students may rent this text for $10 from ACA.

**Pre-Algebra**This class will introduce your student to all basic pre-algebra and introductory geometry concepts. These include negative numbers, expanded notation, solving for an unknown, properties of mathematics, absolute value, ratio and proportion, basic operations with polynomials, surface area of solids, volume, and irrational numbers.

Teacher: Mrs. Nancy Hoover

Prerequisite: successful completion of ACA pre-algebra placement test

Curriculum: Math-U-See with supplements

- Math-U-See Student Pack – includes Pre-Algebra Student Workbook (ISBN #978-1-60826-028-7) and Tests.
- Math-U-See Instruction Manual* (ISBN 978-1-60826027-0) NOTE: Typically sold with DVD, but DVD is optional for ACA students.
- Optional: DVD & Manipulative Blocks with Algebra Decimal inserts OR Pre-Algebra Digital Pack.

**Human Anatomy and Physiology**This unique course explores the human body using engaging text, exciting activities, interesting experiments, and proven methods to help your students remember what they've learned. Beginning with a brief history of medicine and a peek into cells and DNA, students will cover many subjects, such as the body systems: skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous and more! They'll study nutrition and health, how God designed their immune system to protect them, along with embryology and what makes them a unique creation of God.

Teacher: Mrs. Anna Beers

Curriculum & Supplies:

- Apologia
*Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology*book* (ISBN: 978-1-935495-14-7) *Anatomy Notebooking Journal*(ISBN: 978-1-935495-15-4)- glue stick, pencil, colored pencils, and scissors

**General Science with Labs**We will discover God’s infinite power and wisdom as we study His creation in detail. Our learning focus will be hands-on, with weekly laboratory experiments to encourage a LOVE of science while preparing for higher-level courses. In weekly laboratories, we will make fossils, manipulate simple machines, learn about the environment with an edible wetland design, experiment with forces, study and illustrate specimens of God’s creation under the microscope, perform dissections, and more. Central days will include lecture, Q&A, discussion, homework review with games and prizes, and weekly labs. The material will be reinforced on satellite days through reading, on-your-own questions, drawings, projects and laboratory assignments as detailed in the accompanying Student Notebook. Tests will be administered at home. We will cover a variety of science topics from a Christian worldview including laboratory safety, the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, and paleontology. The final ten weeks of the course will cover biology, human anatomy and physiology, to fulfill the requirement for human health.

Teacher: Mrs. Barb Weaver

Prerequisite: must be also taking Pre-Algebra

Curriculum & Supplies:

- Apologia
*Exploring Creation with General Science*textbook, 2nd edition*. (ISBN: 9781932012866) *Exploring Creation with General Science Student Notebook*, 2nd edition. (ISBN: 9781935495703)- Notebook, paper and pencil, scientific calculator.

**8th Grade**

**Bible 8**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Anne Marie Walny

Central Days: T, TH

Curriculum: TBD

**English 8**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Erica Dienner

Central Days: T, TH

Curriculum: Coming soon!

**American History**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mr. Bruce Hoover

Central Days: T, TH

Curriculum: Coming soon!

**Pre-Algebra**This class will introduce your student to all basic pre-algebra and introductory geometry concepts. These include negative numbers, expanded notation, solving for an unknown, properties of mathematics, absolute value, ratio and proportion, basic operations with polynomials, surface area of solids, volume, and irrational numbers.

Teacher: Mrs. Nancy Hoover

Prerequisite: successful completion of ACA pre-algebra placement test

Curriculum: Math-U-See with supplements

- Math-U-See Student Pack – includes Pre-Algebra Student Workbook (ISBN #978-1-60826-028-7) and Tests.
- Math-U-See Instruction Manual* (ISBN 978-1-60826027-0) NOTE: Typically sold with DVD, but DVD is optional for ACA students.
- Optional: DVD & Manipulative Blocks with Algebra Decimal inserts OR Pre-Algebra Digital Pack.

**Algebra I**This class will introduce your student to all basic algebra concepts. These include solving for an unknown; graphing, solving simultaneous equations by graphing, exponents and square roots, operations with polynomials, factoring polynomials, substitution and elimination; and fractional exponents.

Teacher: Mrs. Nancy Hoover

Central Days: M, T, TH

Prerequisite: successful completion of pre-algebra at ACA OR successful completion of placement test

Curriculum: Math-U-See with supplements

- Math-U-See Student Pack – includes
*Algebra 1 Student Workbook*(ISBN 978-1-60826- 032-4) and Tests. - Math-U-See
*Algebra 1 Instruction Manual** (ISBN 978-1-60826-031-7) NOTE: Typically sold with DVD, which is optional for ACA. - Optional: DVD & Manipulative Blocks with Algebra Decimal inserts OR Algebra I Digital Pack.

**General Science with Labs**We will discover God’s infinite power and wisdom as we study His creation in detail. Our learning focus will be hands-on, with weekly laboratory experiments to encourage a LOVE of science while preparing for higher-level courses. In weekly laboratories, we will make fossils, manipulate simple machines, learn about the environment with an edible wetland design, experiment with forces, study and illustrate specimens of God’s creation under the microscope, perform dissections, and more. Central days will include lecture, Q&A, discussion, homework review with games and prizes, and weekly labs. The material will be reinforced on satellite days through reading, on-your-own questions, drawings, projects and laboratory assignments as detailed in the accompanying Student Notebook. Tests will be administered at home. We will cover a variety of science topics from a Christian worldview including laboratory safety, the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, and paleontology. The final ten weeks of the course will cover biology, human anatomy and physiology, to fulfill the requirement for human health.

Teacher: Mrs. Barb Weaver

Prerequisite: must be also taking Pre-Algebra

Curriculum & Supplies:

- Apologia
*Exploring Creation with General Science*textbook, 2nd edition*. (ISBN: 9781932012866) *Exploring Creation with General Science Student Notebook*, 2nd edition. (ISBN: 9781935495703)- Notebook, paper and pencil, scientific calculator.

**Physical Science with Labs**Studying and experimenting with God’s physical creation allows us to marvel at His immense wisdom, power, and love for His creation. This course focuses on hands-on experimentation to support learning a broad variety of topics in Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science. Each student will master laboratory safety, the scientific method, math skills required for experimentation and will learn physical science by doing physical science. Through a Christian worldview, we will examine the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and the solar system and more! We will learn by experimentation and projects involving electrical circuits, magnetism, chemical reactions, and gravity, including an egg-drop contest and a fun build-and-launch your own rocket unit. Central days will consist of weekly lab projects, lecture, Q and A, discussion, reinforcement through games and quizzes, and homework review. The material will be reinforced on satellite days through reading, on-your-own questions, drawings, projects and laboratory assignments as detailed in the accompanying Student Notebook. Tests will be administered at home.

Teacher: Mrs. Barb Weaver

HS Credit: 1 (Honors level available)

Central Days: M, T, TH

Prerequisite: must be also taking Algebra I

Curriculum & Supplies:

- Apologia
*Exploring Creation with Physical Science*textbook, 2nd edition* (ISBN: 9781932012774) *Exploring Creation with Physical Science Student Notebook*, 2nd edition. (ISBN: 9781935495710)- Notebook, paper and pencil, scientific calculator.

**9th Grade**

**Intro to Biblical Studies**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Anne Marie Walny

Central Days: T, TH

HS Credit: .5

Curriculum: Coming soon!

**World Literature**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Linda Kerr

Central Days: T, TH

HS Credit: 1

Curriculum: Coming soon!

**World History**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Linda Kerr

Central Days: T, TH

HS Credit: 1

Curriculum: Coming soon!

**Algebra I**This class will introduce your student to all basic algebra concepts. These include solving for an unknown; graphing, solving simultaneous equations by graphing, exponents and square roots, operations with polynomials, factoring polynomials, substitution and elimination; and fractional exponents.

Teacher: Mrs. Nancy Hoover

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1 (Honors level available)

Prerequisite: successful completion of pre-algebra at ACA OR successful completion of placement test

Curriculum: Math-U-See with supplements

- Math-U-See Student Pack – includes
*Algebra 1 Student Workbook*(ISBN 978-1-60826- 032-4) and Tests. - Math-U-See
*Algebra 1 Instruction Manual** (ISBN 978-1-60826-031-7) NOTE: Typically sold with DVD, which is optional for ACA. - Optional: DVD & Manipulative Blocks with Algebra Decimal inserts OR Algebra I Digital Pack.

**Geometry**This class will introduce your student to all geometry concepts. These include topics such as points, lines, planes, angles, perpendicular and parallel lines, transversals, regular polygons, area, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, radicals, volume, surface area, Pythagorean Theorem, conic sections, proofs, and more.

Teacher: Mrs. Nancy Hoover

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1 (Honors level available)

Prerequisite: successful completion of Algebra I at ACA OR successful completion of placement test

Curriculum: Math-U-See with supplements

- Math-U-See Student Pack - includes
*Geometry Student Workbook*(ISBN 978-160826-036-2) and Tests. - Math-U-See
*Geometry Instruction Manual** (ISBN 978-1-60826-035-5) NOTE: Typically sold with DVD, which is optional for ACA.

**Physical Science with Labs**Studying and experimenting with God’s physical creation allows us to marvel at His immense wisdom, power, and love for His creation. This course focuses on hands-on experimentation to support learning a broad variety of topics in Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science. Each student will master laboratory safety, the scientific method, math skills required for experimentation and will learn physical science by doing physical science. Through a Christian worldview, we will examine the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and the solar system and more! We will learn by experimentation and projects involving electrical circuits, magnetism, chemical reactions, and gravity, including an egg-drop contest and a fun build-and-launch your own rocket unit. Central days will consist of weekly lab projects, lecture, Q and A, discussion, reinforcement through games and quizzes, and homework review. The material will be reinforced on satellite days through reading, on-your-own questions, drawings, projects and laboratory assignments as detailed in the accompanying Student Notebook. Tests will be administered at home.

Teacher: Mrs. Barb Weaver

HS Credit: 1 (Honors level available)

Central Days: M, T, TH

Prerequisite: must be also taking Algebra I

Curriculum & Supplies:

- Apologia
*Exploring Creation with Physical Science*textbook, 2nd edition* (ISBN: 9781932012774) *Exploring Creation with Physical Science Student Notebook*, 2nd edition. (ISBN: 9781935495710)- Notebook, paper and pencil, scientific calculator.

**Biology with Labs**Biology is the exciting study of life and how God created and cares for His living organisms. Students will obtain a strong background in Biology and the scientific method through weekly laboratory experiments focusing on the five-kingdoms of life from a Christian view. We will experiment with microscopy and scientific illustration, dissection of plants and animals, physiological experiments, stream and field studies and surveys, edible cell model design, and more. Another important requirement of the class is the weekly study of and memorization of scientific word roots from Greek and Latin roots. This rote learning of 10-20 word roots each week will prove invaluable to students in the future study of all branches of science. Central days will consist of weekly lab projects, lecture, Q and A and discussion, reinforcement through games and quizzes, and homework review. Satellite days will be used for reading, completion of laboratory experiments and reports, completion of On Your Own questions, word-root review, and other assignments. Weekly word-root quizzes will be given in class. Tests will be administered at home.

Teacher: Mrs. Barb Weaver

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1 (Honors level available)

Prerequisite: must be also taking Geometry

Curriculum:

- Apologia
*Exploring Creation with Biology*textbook, 2nd edition* (ISBN: 9781932012545) - Notebook, paper and pencil, scientific calculator

**Spanish I**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. R

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1

Curriculum: TBD

**French I**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Nancy Hoover

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1

Curriculum: TBD

**Spanish II**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. R

Central Days: M, T, TH

(Note: will only be available to 9th grade students who are NOT taking Algebra I due to schedule conflicts)

HS Credit: 1

Curriculum: TBD

Prerequisite: successful completion of Spanish I

**10th Grade**

**Intro to Biblical Studies**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Anne Marie Walny

Central Days: T, TH

HS Credit: .5

Curriculum: Coming soon!

**World Literature**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Linda Kerr

Central Days: T, TH

HS Credit: 1

Curriculum: Coming soon!

**World History**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Linda Kerr

HS Credit: 1

Central Days: T, TH

Curriculum: Coming soon!

**Geometry**This class will introduce your student to all geometry concepts. These include topics such as points, lines, planes, angles, perpendicular and parallel lines, transversals, regular polygons, area, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, radicals, volume, surface area, Pythagorean Theorem, conic sections, proofs, and more.

Teacher: Mrs. Nancy Hoover

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1 (Honors level available)

Prerequisite: successful completion of Algebra I at ACA OR successful completion of placement test

Curriculum: Math-U-See with supplements

- Math-U-See Student Pack - includes
*Geometry Student Workbook*(ISBN 978-160826-036-2) and Tests. - Math-U-See
*Geometry Instruction Manual** (ISBN 978-1-60826-035-5) NOTE: Typically sold with DVD, which is optional for ACA.

**Algebra II**This class will build on the algebra concepts taught in Algebra 1 and introduce your student to advanced algebra concepts. These include solving for an unknown; solving simultaneous equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination; square roots; factoring polynomials, dividing polynomials, graphing conic sections, and the quadratic formula.

Teacher: Mrs. Nancy Hoover

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1 (Honors level available)

Prerequisite: successful completion of Geometry at ACA OR successful completion of placement test

Curriculum: Math-U-See with supplements

- Math-U-See Student Pack – copyright 2010: Student Text (ISBN 978-1-60826-040-9) and Test Booklet (ISBN# 978-1-60826-041-6)
- Math-U-See Algebra 2 Instructor Manual* with Lesson Book (ISBN 978-1-60826039-3) NOTE: Typically sold with DVD, but DVD is optional for ACA students.

**Biology with Labs**Biology is the exciting study of life and how God created and cares for His living organisms. Students will obtain a strong background in Biology and the scientific method through weekly laboratory experiments focusing on the five-kingdoms of life from a Christian view. We will experiment with microscopy and scientific illustration, dissection of plants and animals, physiological experiments, stream and field studies and surveys, edible cell model design, and more. Another important requirement of the class is the weekly study of and memorization of scientific word roots from Greek and Latin roots. This rote learning of 10-20 word roots each week will prove invaluable to students in the future study of all branches of science. Central days will consist of weekly lab projects, lecture, Q and A and discussion, reinforcement through games and quizzes, and homework review. Satellite days will be used for reading, completion of laboratory experiments and reports, completion of On Your Own questions, word-root review, and other assignments. Weekly word-root quizzes will be given in class. Tests will be administered at home.

Teacher: Mrs. Barb Weaver

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1 (Honors level available)

Prerequisite: must be also taking Geometry

Curriculum:

- Apologia
*Exploring Creation with Biology*textbook, 2nd edition* (ISBN: 9781932012545) - Notebook, paper and pencil, scientific calculator

**Chemistry with Labs**Chemistry is the awesome study of everything God created-matter! Through experiments and demonstrations, chemistry will come alive as we explore the composition and properties of the world around us. In the laboratory, students will experiment weekly to understand how and why substances react in their surroundings. Beginning with a review of safety, scientific measurement and mathematics, we will cover the topics of significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Central days will consist of weekly lab experiments, lecture, Q&A, discussion, reinforcement through games and quizzes, and homework review. Satellite days will be used for reading, completion of laboratory experiments and reports, completion of On Your Own questions, and other assignments. Tests will be administered at home.

Teacher: Mrs. Barb Weaver

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1 (Honors level available)

Prerequisite: successful completion of Algebra I at ACA; must be also taking Algebra II

Curriculum & Supplies:

- Apologia
*Exploring Creation with Chemistry*textbook, 2nd edition* (ISBN: 978-1932012262) NOTE: this is NOT the most current edition. - Notebook, paper and pencil, scientific calculator (A Texas Instruments TI30Xa or equivalent is sufficient)

**Spanish I**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. R

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1

Curriculum: TBD

**French I**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. Nancy Hoover

Central Days: M, T, TH

HS Credit: 1

Curriculum: TBD

**Spanish II**Description coming soon!

Teacher: Mrs. R

Central Days: M, T, TH

(Note: will only be available to 10th grade students who are NOT taking Chemistry due to schedule conflicts)

HS Credit: 1

Curriculum: TBD

Prerequisite: successful completion of Spanish I

**Beyond the classroom:**

Numerous opportunities for spiritual growth, student leadership development, and enrichment are also available. Parent-run electives, game time, and a spiritually-focused opening are built into the central day schedule. Field trips are coordinated with the teachers to maximize the educational and/or character development benefit of each trip. Class trips are scheduled in May with further educational and community-building opportunities.