The H.U.B. Course Descriptions
Please note: Grade levels listed are suggestions. We find the parent to be the best judge of determining where a student should be placed; however, some courses correspond to similar levels of math/science, some require higher level reading and writing skills, and some content might be intended for a more mature audience. Please check with the instructor or HUB directors if you have any questions.
Elementary Program: An all-inclusive elementary program, with an emphasis on reading, math, social studies and science. Students will be divided by grade level: K-2nd or 3rd-5th, in separate classes with different teachers. Students will be given grade appropriate weekly lessons to be completed in class and at home. (Grades K-5) No textbook required; however, there is a $50 supply fee.
Elementary Art (K-5): Hands-on multimedia, taught by an experienced and professional artist. Incredibly interesting and fun!
Anatomy(3-7): Christian based introduction to the wonders of the human body. Text: Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology (Young Explorer Series) ISBN-13: 978-1935495147 AND Anatomy Note booking Journal
STEM(K-5): Age appropriate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. No textbook required, but there is a $60 supply fee for the year.
Math (Grades K-2): Building blocks for building skills. Math taught with hands-on manipulatives and through repetitive, yet meaningful, play.
Math (Grades 3-5): Mathematical foundations for elementary students. Students can take a placement test prior to class to determine which book to purchase at http://www.mathmammoth.com/complete/placement_tests.php.
Textbook: Math Expressions, Volume 1 and 2 - homework and Rem(grade 3)-09 edition. ISBN 978-0547066776; Math Expressions Student Activity Book (2 volumes) Grade 4 ISBN 978-0618509874; Math Expressions Student Activity Book (Consumable) Volume 1 Grade 5 ISBN 978-0547473925 , Volume 2 Grade 5 ISBN 978-0547473338
5th-6th Grade Math: Enrichment of math skills needed to be successful at the middle school level. Students can take a placement test prior to class to determine which book to purchase at http://www.mathmammoth.com/complete/placement_tests.php
Textbook: Math Expressions Student Activity Book (Consumable) Volume 1 Grade 5 ISBN 978-0547473925 , Volume 2 Grade 5 ISBN 978-0547473338; Go Math Grade 6 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 978-0547352053
Creative Writing(3-5): Introduction to the writing process, including journalism, poetry, and incorporation of artistic endeavors. No textbook required.
English(3-5): Foundations of English, including reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. No text book required but there is a $25 supply fee.
Social Studies (Grades 3-5): Introduction to communities, history and cultures. No textbook required.
Phonics & Fun (Grades K-2): Fundamentals of learning how to read and write, including vowels, punctuation, and capitalization; will also include lessons in counting, measuring, and telling time. This will be done in a fun interactive atmosphere! No textbook required.
Middle School Courses
Earth/Space Science: Everything Earth and Space, including studies of space, the moon, rocks and minerals, mining, plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanos. Suggested grade level: 6.
Textbook: Earth Science/Interactive Science, Pearson, ISBN 978-013320921-1, plus on-line access fee $25.
General Science: Course includes the following topics: A brief history of science; scientific inquiry; analyzing and interpreting experiments; geology; fossils; what is life; and the human body. Regular quizzes and tests will be given. Suggested grade level: 7-8.
Textbook: Exploring Creation with General Science, Wile, ISBN 978-1932012866 ANDSolutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Edition ISBN-10: 1932012877
STEM I: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Suggested grade level: 6-8.
Textbook not required, but there is a $60 lab supply fee for the year.
Innovative STEM II: More in depth look to STEM programs. Suggested grade level: 6-8.
Textbook: TBD. There is a $60 lab supply fee for the year.
Environmental Science: Exploration of the environment including ecosystems and efforts toward sustainability. Suggested grade level: 7-8.
Math I: Designed to introduce students to middle school math. Introduces students to more complex mathematical ideas. Suggested grade level: 6.
Textbook: Core Standards for Math Grade 6, Steck-Vaughn ISBN 978-0547878256, plus on-line access fee $25.
Math II: Course includes review of all basic math skills with an emphasis on improving knowledge to be successful at upper level math. Suggested grade level: 7.
Textbook: Spectrum Math Grade 7, Carson-Dellosa Publishing ISBN 978-1483808758, plus $25 online access fee
Math III: Course includes discussion of introductory concepts for Algebra. Topics includes the following: the number line, order of operations, integers, all aspects of fractions, decimals, distributive properties, solving equations, word problems, metric system, circumference, graphing and polynomials. Weekly quizzes and tests will be given to show understanding of concepts. Suggested grade level: 8.
Textbook: Spectrum Math Grade 8, Carson-Dellosa Publishing ISBN 978-1483808765, plus $25 online access fee.
English I: Similar to 6th grade Language Arts. Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition, grammar lessons and improving reading comprehension. Suggested grade level: 6.
Textbook: Wordly Wise Grade 7 #1585196-ZZ7 http://eps.schoolspecialty.com/EPS/media/Site-Resources/Downloads/price-lists/PL_WW30004E_K-12_1.pdf
English II: Similar to 7th grade Language Arts with a larger focus on improving writing skills. For those students who already have a grasp of basic grammar and reading comprehension. Suggested grade level: 7.
Textbook: Language Network (Grade 7), McDougal Littell ISBN 978-0395967379
English III: Focus on literature. In-depth discussions of literary genres and terminology. Requires higher level critical reading and comprehension skills. Suggested grade level: 8.
Textbook: The Language of Literature (9th grade), McDougal Littell ISBN 978-0618170340
World History: In-depth discussion of world history from early societies through modern civilizations. Topics include: the Stone Age; Ancient Egypt, China and India; Foundations of religion; Ancient Greece and Rome; Islamic world and African civilizations; China and Japan; Early Americans; Renaissance and Reformation; Revolutions and the Modern World. Quizzes, tests and projects included. Suggested grade level: 6.
Textbook: World History, Holt McDougall ISBN 978-0547485805
Geography: Course covers 25 chapters of geography and cultures including the US and Canada, Latin America, Europe, Russia and the Independent Republics, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Africa South of the Sahara, Southern Asia, East Asia, Australia, Oceania and Antarctica. Emphasis on map skills. Quizzes, tests and projects included. Suggested grade level: 7.
Textbook: World Cultures and Geography, McDougall Littell ISBN 978-0618596645
American History: Course covers Colonial America through WW II. Topics include: The English Colonies; early governments; the Jefferson and Jackson Eras; Expansion; the Civil War; Industrial Age; WW I; the Great Depression; WW II and the Civil Rights Era. Quizzes, tests and projects included. Suggested grade level: 8.
Textbook: United States History, Holt ISBN 978-0030995484
Intensive Writing: Course is intended for middle or high school students who need concentrated work in writing. Following the I.E.W. format, students will learn how to become better writers from the ground up. Focus will be on sentence structure, improving grammar, choice of vocabulary, writing for an intended audience, and building content without repetition. Suggested grade level: 6-10.
High School Courses
Physical Science: Course covers the following topics: The Basics, Air, The Atmosphere, Water, the Hydrosphere, Earth and the Lithosphere, Weather, Physics of Motion, Newton’s Law, Forces in Creation, Waves and Sounds, Light. Regular quizzes and tests will be administered. Labs and experiments included. Suggested grade level: 9.
Textbook: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, Wile ISBN 978-1932012-77-4 ANDExploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition (Solutions and Test Manual Only) ISBN-10: 1932012788
Biology: Course covers the following topics: The Study of Life, Kingdoms Monera, Protista, Fungi, Animalia, Plantae; Chemistry, the Cell, Ecology, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals. Regular labs and dissections included. Suggested grade level: 10.
Textbook: Exploring Creation with Biology, Wile and Durnell, ISBN 978-1-932012545 ANDSolutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Biology, ISBN-10: 1932012559
Chemistry: Course covers, but is not limited to, the following topics: Measurements and Units, Energy, Heat and Temperature, Atoms and Molecules, Classifying Matter, Molecules and Atoms in Chemical Equations, Ions, Acid/Base, Solutions, Gas, Thermodynamics and Kinetics. Labs, tests and experiments included. Suggested grade level: 11.
Textbook: Exploring Creation with Chemistry, Wile, ISBN 978-1932012262 ANDSolutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Chemistry, ISBN-10: 1932012273 for Mr. Bob's 8:00-9:30 Wednesday class.
Textbook: Pearson Chemistry 2012 Foundation Student Edition, Prentice-Hall ISBN 978-0132529181 for Mr. Baudy's 2:30-4:00 Tuesday class plus on-line access fee $25.
Physics: Course covers, but is not limited to, the following topics: Motion in One Dimension, Two-Dimensional Vectors and Dimensions, Newton’s Law, Circular motion and gravity, Work and Energy, Momentum, Electricity and Magnetism. Labs, tests and experiments included. Suggested grade level: 12.
Textbook: Exploring Creation with Physics, Wile, ISBN 978-1932012453 ANDSolutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Physics 2nd Edition, ISBN: 1-932012-43-5
Anatomy: Anatomy is a course intended for the serious, college bound science student. It is a study about the structures and functions of living systems with primary emphasis on the human. It is a course designed for students interested in the field of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health, nutrition, teaching, etc. Specific areas of study will include: Gross anatomy of the systems of the human body, histology, fundamental concepts of physiology, and related terminology. Suggested grade level: 10-12.
Textbook: Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology, Wile, ISBN 978-1935495727.
Marine Biology: Focus on biodiversity of marine ecosystems. Suggested grade level: 10-12.
Textbook: Introduction to Marine Biology by Karleskint, Turner, Small, Brooks/Cole Publishing ISBN:978-0495561972. Lab fee $50.
English I: Course covers English Basics in three areas: Grammar, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension. Grammar rules will be reviewed and practiced including parts of speech, punctuation, coordination, comparisons, etc. Vocabulary includes weekly lessons on vocab acquisition and practice. Reading comprehension will be improved through weekly practice. Suggested grade level: 9.
Textbook: Language Network (Grade 9), McDougall Littell, ISBN 978-0395967393. Wordly Wise, Grade 9, 1585198-ZZ7
English II: In-depth discussion of literature including, but not limited to, genre, terms, vocabulary, styles, focus and authors. Selections included classics, fiction, poetry, romance, nonfiction and drama. Written response required for each story. Weekly vocabulary quizzes included. Suggested grade level: 10.
Textbook: The Language of Literature (10th grade), McDougall Littell, ISBN 978-0618601387 | NOTE: If possible, do NOT order the Florida Edition.
English III: Course focuses on skills necessary to be able to analyze reading material for author's purpose, cause and effect relationships and understanding vocabulary in context. Course will also prepare student for the PSAT and the updated SAT. Suggested grade level: 11-12.
Textbook: Ivy Global's New SAT 2016 Guide, 1st Edition (Prep Book), ISBN 978-0989651660
English IV: College preparatory English. Course will provide students with a curriculum similar to one used at the college level. Course will include discussions on and readings from classic and modern literature. Focus on research papers as well as essays of 1500-2000 words. Suggested grade level: 12.
Textbook: Focus on Writing: Paragraphs and Essays, Kirszner and Mandell, ISBN 978-0312603410
Algebra I: Class includes the following course of study: Expressions, equations and Functions, Real Numbers, Linear Equations and Inequalities, Exponents, Polynomials and Factoring, Quadratic Equations, Radicals and Geometry, Rational Equations and Probability. Quizzes and tests will be given on a regular basis. Suggested grade level: 9.
Textbook: Algebra I, Prentice Hall ISBN 978-0133185485 plus on-line access fee $25
Geometry: Class includes the following course of study: Segments and Angles, parallel and Perpendicular lines, Triangle Relationships, Quadrilaterals, Similarities, Polygons and Area, Surface Area and Volume, Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Circles. Quizzes and tests will be given on a regular basis. Suggested grade level: 10.
Textbook: Geometry STUDENT EDITION, Prentice Hall ISBN 978-0133500417 for Mr. Baudy Monday 8-9:30 plus on-line access fee $25; Geometry, Concepts and Skills, McDougal Littell ISBN 0-618-08758-3 for Mr. Bob Thursdays 1:00-2:30.
Algebra II: Class includes the following topics: Equations and Inequalities, Linear Equations and Functions, Linear Systems and Matrices, Quadratic Functions and Factoring, Polynomials, Rational Exponents and Radical Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic and Rational Functions. Regular quizzes and tests will be included. Suggested grade level: 11.
Textbook: Algebra II, Prentice Hall ISBN978-0133281163 plus on-line access fee $25.
Statistics: An introduction to statistics that includes interpreting categorical and quantative data, making inferences and justifying conclusions, and conditional probabilities. Great prerequisite to the often required college level statistics. Suggested grade level: 11.
PreCalculus & Trigonometry: Class includes the following topics: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra, Equations and Inequalities, Functions and Graphs, Polynomial and Rational Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Trigonometric Functions, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Sequences, Series and probability, Analytic Geometry. Regular Quizzes and tests will be included. Suggested grade level: 12.
Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry, 7th Edition, Ron Larson, ISBN 978-0618643219
Math for College Readiness: Course focuses on those skills necessary to be successful in college level math. Review of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Prepares student for College Algebra. Could be used as preparation for college entrance exams such as PERT. Suggested grade level: 12.
Textbook: Blitzer Algebra and Trigonometry, 5th Edition, Pearson (2010), ISBN 978-0321837240
Geography and Cultures: Explore all the countries and continents of the world. Discuss how geography, histories, and cultures intertwine to create the world as we know it. Suggested grade level: 9.
Textbook: World Geography and Cultures by Richard Boehm, Glencoe , ISBN 978-0078745294
World History: Course covers 32 chapters of world history from the beginnings of civilization through WWII. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Peopling of the World, The First Age of Empires, Classical Greece and Rome, Establishment of India and China, African Civilizations, The Muslim World, Byzantines and Russians, East Asia, The Middle Ages, Peopling the Americas, The Atlantic World, Absolution to Revolution, Industrialism, and The World at War. Suggested grade level: 10.
Textbook: World History - Patterns of Interaction, McDougall Littell, ISBN 978-0547034751
American History: An in-depth discussion of American History from Early Beginnings through the Vietnam War. Chapters include Peopling the Americas, Early Colonies, War for Independence, The Living Constitution, Launching the Nation, Nationalism and Sectionalism, Westward Expansion, The Civil War, Reconstruction, Industrial Age, Immigrants , The Progressive Era, WWI, The Roaring Twenties, The Great Depression, The New Deal WWII, The Cold War, Civil Rights and Vietnam. Class covers 31 chapters of a high school level textbook, including weekly readings and quizzes. Projects and presentations will also be included. Suggested grade level: 11.
Textbook: The Americans, McDougall Littell, ISBN 978-0618377190
Government (.5 credit): Course covers the American party-system within the framework of shared authority between the Federal Government and the States. Important concepts, such as mandatory sentencing, agency regulations, and prosecutorial discretion develop beside expansion of the Constitution and the Common Law. In-depth study of the Bill of Rights and Constitutional amendments, and the voting process. Suggested grade level: 11-12.
Textbook: United States Government - Principles in Practice, Holt McDougal, ISBN 978-0547451381
Economics (.5 credit): Course covers every aspect of the U.S. economy, including a historical review, resources, macro- and micro-economics, gross domestic product, the economic sectors, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, banking and monetary policy, economic theory, supply and demand. Includes real-world assignments such as cost/benefit analysis of college options; starting a business; personal investing and banking. Suggested grade level: 11-12.
Textbook: Economics - Concepts and Choices, Holt McDougal, ISBN 978-0618594030
Intro to Engineering (.5 credit): Students will learn that: Mathematics, the sciences and logical thinking form the basis for engineering; Modern engineering requires a multidisciplinary approach which necessitates teamwork, and communication skills;
Computer skills are necessary to solve the complex engineering problems we face today; Ethical conduct is necessary for the good of society; There are different areas of engineering, requiring greater knowledge of respective areas of science and math.
Students will choose a project to complete as a class.
Textbook: Exploring Engineering: An Introduction to Engineering and Design 4th Edition, ISBN 978-0128012420
Criminal Justice: Taught by a former police officer and Criminal Justice major. A descriptive overview of the adult and juvenile justice system, from the commission of crimes and offenses through sentencing and appeal procedures. Criminal justice standards and goals and the relationship of the social and behavioral sciences to criminal justice will be emphasized. Suggested grade level: 11-12.
Textbook: Criminal Law, Jocelyn Pollock, ISBN 978-1455730520
Psychology (.5 credit): Introductory course includes the following topics: research in psychology; psych and the brain; sensation, perception, consciousness and learning; memory, intelligence and motivation; stages of development; behavior and abnormal psych. Suggested grade level: 9-10.
Textbook: Introduction to Psychology, Nextext for McDougal Littell, ISBN 978-0618048281
Health (.5 credit): Content includes, but is not limited to, the following: Human growth and development through adulthood; positive emotional development, including suicide and violence prevention; communication, interpersonal, and coping skills; responsible decision-making and planning; nutrition and physical activity; tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use and abuse; consumer knowledge; health-related community resources; safety education, including one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid for obstructed airway, and injury prevention; disease prevention and control, including HIV/AIDS and other STDs; personal health and individual wellness planning; health advocacy skills. Suggested grade level: 9-10.
Textbook required: Lifetime Health, Holt, ISBN 978-0030962196
Debate (.5 credit): An introductory course in the art of presenting an argument. Course covers the following topics: Logic, Evidence and Research, Affirmative Stock Issues, Affirmative Case Construction, Negative Arguments, Speaker Responsibilities, Speech and Delivery and what to expect in the debate round. Classes included weekly speeches and debates, public speaking practice, and research on world issues. Regular quizzes will be given. Suggested grade level 11-12.
Textbook: An Introduction to Policy Debate, Christy L. Shipe
Life Management (.5 credit): Focus is on preparing for the transition into adulthood. Topics include but are not limited to: home management; career and college exploration; applying for jobs; resumes and interviews; money management; banking and savings; time management; healthy lifestyles and stress management. Suggested grade level 11-12.
Spanish I: Emphasis will placed on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and on acquisition of the fundamentals of applied grammar. The main focus of this class is building vocabulary, pronunciation, and learning present tense verb conjugation. Other concepts to be explored will be the uses of the articles “a” and “de”, the difference between soy and estoy, etc. Conversational skills will also be emphasized. Suggested grade level: 9-10.
Textbook: Spanish is Fun, Book 1, Heywood Wald, ISBN 978-156765816-3
Spanish II: The purpose of this course is to enable students to enhance proficiency in Spanish through a linguistic, communicative, and cultural approach to language learning. There will be continued emphasis on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and on acquisition of the fundamentals of applied grammar. Primary focus will be on Structures and Verbs including, but not limited to: The Noun and Definite Article, Present Indicative Tense, Simple Negatives, Indefinite Articles, Irregular Verbs, Prepositions, Adjectives, Numbers, Commands, Direct and Indirect Objects, Idioms and Dialogues. Students will be expected to communicate in Spanish as much as possible and several oral and written examinations will be given. Suggested grade level: 10-11.
Textbook required: Spanish is Fun, Book 2 (Third Edition), Heywood Wald, ISBN 978-0877205395
SAT/ACT Math (.5 credit): Review of all skills necessary to do well on the math portion of the SAT and ACT tests. Fall semester prepares student for December/January test dates. Spring semester prepares student for May/June test dates. Suggested grade level: 11-12.
Entrepreneurship: Skills necessary to build your own business, from developing a business plan to website building and advertising. Suggested grade level: 7-10.
Apologetics: Learn the religious discipline of defending or proving the truth of religious doctrines through systematic argumentation and discourse; recommended for high school students. Suggested grade level: 9-12.
Biblical Greek: Learn the language used by Biblical scribes to better appreciate the original text of the Bible. Suggested grade level: 9-12.
Art: Exploration of mixed media, including: watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. Suggested grade level: 6-10.