Course Offerings

Electives

Health and Nutrition - Tutor: Lynn Pierre Jones, Jr., P.T.  

Click here for Mr. Jones' course description video

 

This homeschool high school health and nutrition curriculum explores the physical, social, mental, and spiritual concepts that are needed for a healthy lifestyle. With detailed illustrations and photos, clear explanations, and enhanced readability, Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition will prepare high school students for college-level studies as well as life beyond the classroom.

 

These objectives will be accomplished through interactive lessons from the textbook taught in the classroom. Students will present orally a personal case study on the subtle influences in their personal life and what they are doing to produce success. This presentation will be as a project in December and another project in May. Students need to complete homework from the textbook on the four week days which we do not meet for class. 

 

From the Apologia website https://www.apologia.com/health-nutrition/ : “Please note: Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition is a full health textbook for high school. Some students may not be mature enough to discuss some of the topics. The reproductive systems are covered in detail, including accurate, yet respectful, illustrations and descriptions. We respectfully discuss the act of marriage, sexual misconduct, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. We discuss alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics that also require maturity. Please use your knowledge of your students to decide when this homeschool health and nutrition high school course is appropriate for their maturity levels.”

 

If there is a topic you would prefer your student not cover in this class, the syllabus will alert you of the topics and days it will be covered.  Students will not be penalized in their grades if they miss that portion of the curriculum, as long as the parent communicates with the tutor prior to missing a module.  

 

Course Text for Semesters 1 & 2: Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition (God’s Design for Your Body, Mind, and Soul) Basic set which is the hardcover text and spiral notebook.

You will not need the answer key. 

  • ISBN-10: 1940110343

  • ISBN-13: 978-1940110349

 

Course Credit: 1 credit as an Elective

Available: Open to all high school grades 9th & up

Annual Tuition: $450 / 40 Contact hours ​

Logic (Traditional Logic) – Tutor: Lucas Carroll NEW ONLINE FORMAT Click here for Mr. Carroll's course explanation video

This course is a careful exploration of the concept of logical validity. Its intent is to provide the student with the tools to engage in independent logical analysis, and to construct and evaluate arguments utilizing cogent and clear principles. The student will be introduced to the concepts and methods of formal syllogistic and mathematical logic, and will attain a fair acquaintance with the concepts of informal logic, such as the dangers of fallacious reasoning and the power of rhetoric. By the end of the class, the student will be thoroughly prepared to critically evaluate the structure of arguments, which will produce better writing and facilitate better reasoning, throughout all of their projects in and out of the classroom.

 

Coursework will be completed through Google Classroom, and Live Lecture/Video Feedback will be completed through Zoom. Both are free, open access software. The aim of the online class structure will be to provide flexibility and accessibility, allowing parents to more easily accommodate electives into their school schedules.   

Course Credit: 1 credit as an Elective

 

Required text: Introduction to Logic (2nd Edition) by Harry J. Gensler (~$10-20)

Available: Open to all grades but recommended for sophomore and above

Annual Tuition: $425 / 40 Contact hours   

Introduction to Philosophy - Tutor: Lucas Carroll  NEW ONLINE FORMAT Click here for Mr. Carroll's course explanation video

This course is an historical introduction to the philosophical tradition. Its intent is to provide students with background familiarity in the history of Western thought. Comprehending this background will supply students with the resources to begin to engage independently in philosophical thought, in conversation with the great thinkers of the intellectual canon. The approach will be mixed, proceeding chronologically while maintaining sustained focus on the systematic development of the central philosophical problematics of knowing and being, particularly with respect to the special subjects of God, man, and world. Through this course the student will become familiar with philosophical method, subject matters, and the lasting historical significance of the discipline.

 

Coursework will be completed through Google Classroom, and Live Lecture/Video Feedback will be completed through Zoom. Both are free, open access software. The aim of the online class structure will be to provide flexibility and accessibility, allowing parents to more easily accommodate electives into their school schedules. 

Required texts: 

 

1. The Voyage of Discovery (3rd Edition) by William F. Lawhead (~$10-20)

 

2. Introduction to Metaphysics by Jean Grondin (~$30)

Course Credit: 1 credit as an Elective

Available: Open to all grades but recommended for sophomore and above

Annual Tuition: $425 / 40 Contact hours 

Location

 

Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 8600 Potter Road in Weddington

(where Potter Road and Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road meet, at the roundabout)

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