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Nothing says "Christmas break" like vampires and werewolves! Join Mrs. Eleanor Nicholson and Homeschool Connections for a Gothic book club, reading Mrs. Nicholson's novels!


Total book club meetings: 4

Club dates: Wednesdays, Dec. 14, Dec. 21, Jan. 4, Jan. 11.

Starting time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central, 12:30 Mountain, 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 60 minutes per club meeting

Prerequisite: Read the books before club meeting (see Parental Warning below)

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade (see Parental Warning below).

Suggested credit: ⅓ semester Gothic Literature

Fee: $19.95 for all four book club meetings. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Book Club Leader: Mrs. Eleanor Bourg Nicholson, author of the books (!)

Book club description: Join Mrs. Eleanor Nicholson in reading her two Gothic novels, A Bloody Habit and Brother Wolf. In addition to having a lot of fun (and having the daylights scared out of us all), we will learn about Gothic fiction, folklore, and the writing “process”!

Book club outline: (day by day)

Week 1: A Bloody Habit

Week 2: A Bloody Habit

Week 3: Brother Wolf

Week 4: Brother Wolf

Books: A Bloody Habit [Ignatius Press], https://ignatius.com/a-bloody-habit-blhp/ AND Brother Wolf [Chrism Press], https://chrismpress.com/books/brother-wolf/

Homework: This is not a class! Read the books and have fun!

PARENTAL WARNING (from Mrs. Nicholson)

This book club is NOT appropriate for students younger than 9th grade.

A Bloody Habit and Brother Wolf are Gothic novels written according to the rules of the genre. That means a strong preternatural presence and some violence (almost entirely "offstage"). My tone is very Victorian, so it's pretty pedestrian by today's standards. Nevertheless, recognizing vampires as evil, preternatural blood-suckers means dancing on the edges of the Church's teaching on demonology "the edges" because I personally cannot stomach the details of exorcisms and leave them to the experts. Further, the novel is deliberately humorous in the midst of some intense themes. Nevertheless, I want to be quite upfront about the content. If your student would be frightened by Dracula (which is, at moments, quite frightening), your student will be frightened by my books.

In my classes, we always pledge we won't give away plot points, etc. We'll do the same here but with this very important codicil: if your student is reading and is frightened or disturbed, you can email me to ask any questions I will answer them, even if you're asking me to reveal the fate of a character. Your student's ability to sleep is more important than maintaining absolute suspense. (Also I flatter myself that I can continue to entertain, even if you know what is going to happen.)

Additionally, in A Bloody Habit especially, setting of the Gothic and the particular context of my novel involve a close look at the legacy of English anti-Catholicism. My narrator, in fact, is a strongly anti-Catholic agnostic. As I will explain in our meetings, this makes him quite perfect as a narrator in this genre. Other characters include a representative of the High Decadent movement, occultists, Masons, addict-like vampire victims, carnage brought about by feral werewolves, and gypsies. Depending on the age of your student, any or all of these could be shocking.

In the end, I think both of these novels are more about goodness than about any of the above. While we will not have quizzes or tests, I plan to guide the students through the above themes. If any of you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me!
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Starts Starts: 12/14/2022 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 1/11/2023 3:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
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Status Status: 32 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
Learn how to master the skills of Algebra I and polish your logic, critical thinking, and mathematical reasoning – and start high school math with confidence.

Special notes: This is Part Two of a 2-part course. Students are welcome to join us midyear if there is an opening and they have the prerequisite. Mrs. Nardozzi provides recorded 20- to 30-minute lectures in addition to the 14 live classes
Total Classes: 14
Class Dates: Mondays, January 9 to April 24, 2023 (No class February 20 for mid-semester break or April 3 for Holy Week)
Starting Time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 PM Central 12:30 PM Mountain 11:30 AM Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Part One or equivalent
Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade
Suggested Credit: One full semester Math or Algebra I
Fee: $227 if you register on or before November 15. $247 after November 15 for all 14 live and recorded classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)
Instructor: Emily Nardozzi
Course Description: Algebra 1 is a key course that sets the foundation for all future mathematics. In this course, you will learn to think more abstractly and analytically. You will write, solve, and graph linear and quadratic equations. You will learn to solve quadratic equations through factoring, completing the square, graphing or applying the quadratic formula. This course will also study monomial and polynomial expressions, inequalities, exponents, functions, rational expressions, ratios, and proportions. Algebraic skills will be applied in a wide variety of problem-solving situations.
Course Outline:
Week 1: Multiplying Monomials, Dividing Polynomials, Polynomials
Week 2: Adding/Subtracting Polynomials, Multiplying Polynomials by Monomial, Multiplying Polynomials, Special Products
Week 3: Monomials and Factoring, Factoring Using the Distributive Property
Week 4: Factoring Trinomials, Factoring the Difference of Squares, Perfect Squares and Factoring
Week 5: Graphing Quadratic Functions, Solving Quadratic Equations by Graphing
Week 6: Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square, Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula
Week 7: Exponential Functions, Growth and Decay
Week 8: Simplify Radical Expressions, Operations with Radical Expressions, Radical Expressions
Week 9: The Pythagorean Theorem, The Distance Formula, Similar Triangles
Week 10: Inverse Variation, Rational Expressions, Multiply Rational Expressions
Week 11: Dividing Rational Expressions, Dividing Polynomials
Week 12: Rational Expressions with Like and Unlike Denominators
Week 13: Mixed Expressions and Complex Fractions, Rational Equations and Functions
Week 14: Review!
Course Materials: Glencoe Algebra 1, ISBN-13: 978-0078651137 / ISBN-10: 0078651131 (https://amzn.to/3puer1Y)
Homework: There will be 2-4 lessons per week with 10-20 homework problems per lesson, 1 short quiz per week, and approximately one chapter test every other week. Expect about an hour each week outside of the classroom. Each lesson’s homework assignment should take about 20 minutes. Homework assignments should not all be done at the same time but instead should be spread out over several days.
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Starts Starts: 1/9/2023 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 4/24/2023 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 14
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Status Status: 17 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Register for Geometry with Mrs. Nardozzi to dive deep into the incredible world of two- and three-dimensional shapes as created by our majestic God. We will learn how to think critically about math situations which will help us build a way of logically coming to truthful conclusions. This is a skill desperately needed in our world!

Special Notes: This is a 2-part course. Students are expected to also sign up for Part Two in the spring. Each lesson from the textbook will have a recording for students to watch before meeting for the live class.

Total classes: 14
Class Dates: Mondays, January 9 to April 24, 2023 (No class February 20 for mid-semester break or April 3 for Holy Week)
Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes per class
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Suggested grade level: 9th to 11th grade
Suggested credit: One full semester Math or Geometry
Fee: $227 if you register on or before November 15. $247 after November 15. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)
Instructor: Emily Nardozzi
Course description: Each lesson from the textbook will have a recording for students to watch before meeting for the live class. This means that there will be 2-3 recordings (around 15-20 minutes long) for students to watch before we meet. In the live class, the teacher will answer questions and lead the students through practice problems.
This course will allow students to study the size, shape, and characteristics of two- and three-dimensional shapes. It will also increase a student's capacity to think using logic and critical thinking skills.
In McDougal Littell students are introduced to proof early in the text. At first they are given the proof with pieces of the proof missing that are to be filled in by the students. After this is practiced, students will then be asked to create a two-column proof from start to finish. The text is not full of proofs, but they are continually sprinkled throughout the text so that students continue to see them and continue to get stronger writing them. Tests and quizzes will not be full of proofs but will likely have a proof to fill in and occasionally do completely on their own.
The textbook itself has large, easy to read print. It has a combination of several practice problems for students to grow in their comfort of the new topic and then also some application problems that are more challenging.
Course outline:
Week 1: Transformations
Week 2: Transformations
Week 3: Similarity
Week 4: Similarity
Week 5: Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Week 6: Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Week 7: Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Week 8: Circles
Week 9: Circles
Week 10: Circles
Week 11: Area of Polygons and Circles
Week 12: Area of Polygons and Circles
Week 13: Surface Area and Volume
Week 14: Surface Area and Volume
Course materials: Geometry, Grades 9-12: Mcdougal Littell High School Math (McDougal Littell High Geometry) 10th Edition, ISBN: 0-618-25022-0 (https://amzn.to/3sqIZU8). Plus, compass, protractor, ruler, graph paper (this can be printed when needed from the internet), and a scientific calculator that contains the basic trigonometric functions (buttons for sin, cos, tan). A TI-30XIIS calculator will be sufficient.
Homework: Each week we will cover two to three lessons from the text which means students will be completing 2-3 homework assignments. Students should plan to spend around 30-40 minutes on each homework assignment. Daily homework is self-graded using the back of the textbook with weekly check-point quizzes and chapter tests graded by Mrs. Nardozzi.
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Starts Starts: 1/9/2023 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/24/2023 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 14
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Status Status: 10 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 
Build a solid foundation within Pre-Algebra math, develop strong problem-solving skills, and learn to solve equations with clear critical thinking.

Special notes: This is Part Two of a 2-part course. New students are welcome to join us midyear if there are open seats and they have the prerequisite. Mrs. Nardozzi provides recorded 20- to 30-minute lectures in addition to the 14 live classes
Total Classes: 14
Class Dates: Mondays, January 9 to April 24, 2023 (No class February 20 for mid-semester break or April 3 for Holy Week)
Starting Time: 5:30 PM Eastern (4:30 Central 3:30 Mountain 2:30 Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes per class
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra (Glencoe), Part One or equivalent
Suggested Grade Level: 8th grade
Suggested Credit: One full semester of math
Fee: $217 if you register on or before November 15. $237 after November 15 for all 14 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)
Instructor: Emily Nardozzi
Course Description: Pre-Algebra is a course designed to prepare students for Algebra 1. We will spend time performing basic operations on integers and rational numbers, as well as working on solving one and two-step equations with both integers and rational numbers. This course also covers real numbers and the Pythagorean theorem, proportions, algebra, geometry, percentages, area and volume, probability, statistics, inequalities, and linear functions.
Course Outline:
Week One: 6.1 - 6.2: Line and Angle Relationships, Triangles and Angles
Week Two: 6.3 - 6.4: Special Right Triangles, Classifying Quadrilaterals
Week Three: 6.5 – 6.6: Congruent Polygons, Symmetry
Week Four: 6.7 - 6.8: Reflections, Translations
Week Five: 7.1 – 7.3: Area of Parallelograms, Triangles, Trapezoids and Complex Figures, Circumference and Area of Circles
Week Six: 7.5 – 7.6: Volume of Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids, and Cones
Week Seven: 7.7 – 7.8: Surface Area of Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids, and Cones
Week Eight: 10.1 – 10.3: Simplifying Algebraic Expressions, Solving and Write Two-Step Equations
Week Nine: 10.4 – 10.5: Solving Equations with Variables on Each Side, Inequalities
Week Ten: 10.6 – 10.7: Solving Inequalities by Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, or Dividing
Week Eleven: 11.1 – 11.2: Sequences, Functions
Week Twelve: 11.3 – 11.4: Graphing Linear Functions, The Slope Formula
Week Thirteen: 11.6 – 11.8: Scatter Plots, Graphing Systems of Equations and Linear Inequalities
Week Fourteen: Review
Course Materials: Mathematics: Applications and Concepts, Course 3, Student Edition (Glencoe Mathematics), 2005 Edition, ISBN-10: 0078668484, ISBN-13: 978-0078668487 (https://amzn.to/3spESaO)
Homework: There will be two to four lessons per week with 15-20 homework problems per lesson, one short quiz per week, and a chapter test approximately every other week. Each lesson’s homework assignment will take around 30 minutes.
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Starts Starts: 1/9/2023 5:30 PM
Ends Ends: 4/24/2023 6:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 14
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Status Status: 16 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
 

Are you entering science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business in college? Then this Pre-Calculus will prepare you with algebraic and trigonometric concepts including linear and nonlinear functions, complex numbers, polar coordinates, and more. Part 2 of 2, for Pre-College Students.

Special notes: This is Part Two of a two-part course. Students are welcome to join us midyear if they meet the prerequisite. Email us if you are unsure.

Mrs. Hoeft provides 14 recorded 20- to 30-minute lectures in addition to the 14 live classes.

Total Classes: 14

Class Dates: Mondays, January 9 to April 24, 2023 (No class February 20 for mid-semester break or April 3 for Holy Week)

Starting Time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central, 9:30 Mountain, 8:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry (available Live or through Unlimited Access)

Suggested Grade Level: 11th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit: One full semester Math

Fee:  $227 if you register on or before November 15, 2022. $247 after November 15 for all 14 live and 14 recorded classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Jean Hoeft, MA

Course Description: We will explore all the algebraic and trigonometric concepts this includes both linear and nonlinear plus functions, complex numbers, and concepts involving trigonometry, and polar coordinates. This course will fulfill requirements for Pre-calculus and ready students for High School and college advanced topics math including Calculus.

Course Outline:

  • Week 1: Lessons 55-58

Topics to include: Circular Permutations Triangular Areas Phase Shifts in Sinusoids Distance from a point to a line

  • Week 2: Lesson 59-62

Topics to include: Advanced Logarithm Problems Factorable Trigonometric Equations Sing Variable Analysis Abstract Coefficients

  • Week 3: Lessons 63-66

Topics to include: Circles and Completing the Square The Complex Plane Radicals in Trigonometric Equations Formulas for Systems of Equations

  • Week 4: Lessons 67-70

Topics to include: Antilogarithms Locus Definition of a Parabola Matrices Percentiles and z Scores

  • Week 5: Lessons 71-74

  • Week 6: Lessons 75-78

Topics to include: Combinations Functions of (-x) Binomial Expansion The Hyperbola

  • Week 7: Lessons 79-82

Topics to include: De Moivre's Theorem Trigonometric Identities Law of Cosines Taking the Logarithm of something

  • Week 8: Lessons 83-86

Topics to include: Simple Probability Factorable Expressions Advanced Trig Equations Arithmetic Progressions and Means

  • Week 9: Lessons 87-90

Complete lessons 87-90, even problems for each lesson

Topics to include: Sum and Difference Identities Exponential Functions The Ellipse Double-Angle Identities

  • Week 10: Lessons 91-94

Topics to include: Geometric Progressions Probability of Either Advanced Trig Identities Graphs of Secant and Cosecant

  • Week 11: Lessons 95-98

Topics to include: Advanced Complex Roots More Double-Angle Identities The Ambiguous Case Change of Base

  • Week 12: Lessons 99-102

Topics to include: Sequence Notation Product Identities Zero Determinants Binomial Expansions

  • Week 13: Lessons 103-106

Topics to include: Logarithms Cofactors Translations of Conic Sections

  • Week 14: Review and Final Exam

Course Materials: Saxon Advanced Mathematics and Incremental Development, Edition 2, with the test and homeschool pack (https://setonbooks.com/publishers/1-saxon-publishers-inc), a scientific calculator (TI 30X or the like), graph paper, ruler, protractor, compass, and pencil. Graphing calculators are useful, but not necessary. Instructor will provide a free weekly lecture in addition to the live, interactive classes.

Homework: 4-5 assignments per week with 15-20 problems to work per lesson. Expect to spend approx. 60 minutes a day on homework (may vary depending on the student’s understanding of new concepts).

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Starts Starts: 1/9/2023 11:30 AM
Ends Ends: 4/24/2023 12:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 14
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 6 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 31 seats
 

Learn the skills of Algebra 1 with Saxon math for a solid understanding of algebraic expressions, scientific notations, polynomials, and more to master algebra with confidence.

Special Notes: Due to the popularity of this course, it is offered in two time slots. Choose the one that fits your schedule best.

This is Part Two of a two-part course. Students are welcome to join us midyear if there are open seats and they have the prerequisite.

Mrs. Hoeft provides 14 recorded 20- to 30-minute lectures in addition to the 14 live classes.

Total Classes: 14 

Class Dates: Mondays, January 9 to April 24, 2023 (No class February 20 for mid-semester break or April 3 for Holy Week)

Starting Time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central, 11:00 Mountain, 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Algebra I, Part One (available Live or through Unlimited Access) or equivalent

Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade and up

Suggested Credit: One full semester Algebra 1 or Math

Fee: $227 if you register on or before November 15, 2022. $247 after November 15 for all 14 live and 14 recorded classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Jean Hoeft, MA

Course Description: Students will study all concepts in Algebra 1 from linear to nonlinear equations, graphing and numerical studies. In its entirety this course involves all concepts needed to fulfill national requirements for Algebra 1. The topics include, but are not restricted to, operations with integers, rules of multiplicative identity and additive identity, equation solving, exponential function relations, quadratic function relations and their graphs, Cartesian graphing, polynomial relations and functions, radicals and their properties, as well as some work with geometric properties as a background for use in Algebra 2.

Course Outline:

  • Week 1: Lessons 57-60

Topics to include: Addition of Algebraic Expressions with negative exponents Percent word problems rearranging before substitution geometric solids

  • Week 2: Lessons 61-64

Topics to include: subsets square roots products of square roots rule domain

  • Week 3: Lessons 65-68

Topics to include: addition of radical expressions simplification of radical ex[ressions review of equivalent equations more about complex fraction

  • Week 4: Lessons 69-72

Topics to include: factoring trinomials probability trinomials with common factors factors that are sums

  • Week 5: Lessons 73-76

Topics to include: factoring the difference of two squares scientific notation writing the equation of a line consecutive integers

  • Week 6: Lessons 77-80

Topics to include: consecutive odd and even integers rational equations systems of equations with subscripted variables operations with scientific notation

  • Week 7: Lessons 81-84

Topics to include: graphical solutions evaluating functions coin problems multiplication of radicals

  • Week 8: Lessons 85-88

Topics to include: stem and leaf plots division of polynomials systems of equations quadratic equations

  • Week 9: Lessons 89-92

Topics to include: value problems work problems with two statements of equality multiplicative property of inequality uniform motion problems with equal distances

  • Week 10: Lessons 93-96

Topics to include: products of rational expressions uniform motion problems graphs of nonlinear functions difference of two squares theorem

  • Week 11: Lessons 97-100

Topics to include: angles and triangles distance between two points uniform motion place value

  • Week 12: Lessons 101-104

Topics to include: factorable denominators absolute value inequalities rational equations abstract rational equations

  • Week 13: Lessons 105-108

Topics to include: factoring by grouping linear equations line parallel to a given line square roots revisited 

  • Week 14: Review and Final Exam

Course Materials: Saxon Algebra I Homeschool Kit, Third Edition (www.setonbooks.com/saxon.php)

Homework: 4-5 assignments of 15-20 problems per lesson. Expect to spend 30 to 60 minutes a day on homework.

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Starts Starts: 1/9/2023 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/24/2023 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 14
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 13 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 29 seats
 

Learn the skills of Algebra 2 with Saxon Math and develop critical thinking skills and problem solving with functions, complex numbers, pre-calculus concepts, and concepts approaching trigonometry.

Special Notes: This is Part Two of a two-part course. Students are welcome to join us midyear (email us if you are unsure if you meet the prerequisite).

Mrs. Hoeft provides 14 recorded 20- to 30-minute lectures in addition to the 14 live classes.

Total Classes: 14 live

Class Dates: Mondays, January 9 to April 24, 2023 (No class February 20 for mid-semester break or April 3 for Holy Week)

Starting Time:10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central, 8:00 Mountain, 7:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Algebra II, Part One (available Live or through Unlimited Access) or the equivalent

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit: One full semester Math

Fee: $227 if you register on or before November 15, 2022. $247 after November 15 for all 14 live and 14 recorded classes.(Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Jean Hoeft, MS

Course Description: Students will explore all of the algebraic concepts this includes both linear and nonlinear as well as functions, complex numbers and concepts approaching trigonometry. This course will fulfill all requirements for an Algebra 2 course and ready students for High School advanced topics in math including Pre-calculus concepts.

Students are expected to watch the recordings of the instructor's lecture each week and come to class prepared to work problems with the class based on those lectures, along with answering questions on what they have watched.

Course Outline:

  • Week 1: Lessons 57-60

Topics to include: Ideal Gas Laws Lead Coefficients Completing the Square: Experimental Data

  • Week 2: Lessons 61-64

Topics to include: Chemical Mixture Problems Complex Roots of Quadratic Equations Addition of Vectors Complex Fractions and Numbers Direct and Inverse Variation

  • Week 3: Lessons 65-68

Topics to include: Advanced Substitution Signs of Fractions 30-60-90 triangles Radical Denominators Scientific Calculators,notation, powers and roots

  • Week 4: Lessons 69-72

Topics to include: Gas Law Problems Advanced Abstract Equations Quadratic Formula Lines from Experimental Data, Negative Angles

  • Week 5: Lessons 73-76

Topics to include: More on Radical Denominators Uniform Motion Factorable Denominators and Sign Changes Using both Substitution and Elimination

  • Week 6: Lessons 77-80

Topics to include: Advanced Radical Equations Multiple Radicals Force Vectors at a Point Metric Volume 45-45-90 Triangles

  • Week 7: Lessons 81-84

Topics to include: Complex Numbers and Real Numbers Algebraic Simplifications Product Rule With Variables Degree of Equations, Systems of Equations

  • Week 8: Lessons 85-88

Topics to include: Systems of Nonlinear Equations Greater than, Trichotomy and Transitive Axioms Slope Formula The Distance Formula, PV = nRT

  • Week 9: Lessons 89-92

Topics to include: Conjunctions Systems of Three Equations Linear Inequalities Boat in the River Problems

  • Week 10: Lessons 93-96

Topics to include: The Discriminant Dependent and Independent Variables More Nonlinear Systems Joint and Combined Variation

  • Week 11: Lessons 97-100

Topics to include: Advanced Substitution Relationships of Numbers Absolute Value Inequalities Graphs of Parabolas

  • Week 12: Lessons 101-104

Topics to include: Percent Mark ups Sums of Functions Advanced Polynomial Division Review of Complex Numbers

  • Week 13: Lessons 105-108

Topics to include: Advanced Factoring More on Systems of Three Equations Numbers, Numerals, and Value Sum and Difference of Two Cubes

  • Week 14: Review and Final Exam

Course Materials: Saxon Algebra 2, third edition with the test and homeschool pack (www.setonbooks.com/saxon.php) a scientific calculator (TI 30X or the like), graph paper, ruler, protractor, compass, and pencil. Graphing calculators are useful, but not necessary. Instructor will provide a free weekly lecture in addition to the live, interactive classes.

Homework: Students should spend 6-8 hours a week on homework, taking a test once a week. Homework will be submitted to the instructor for grading and credit.

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Starts Starts: 1/9/2023 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 4/24/2023 11:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 14
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Status Status: 17 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 28 seats
 
In this advanced-level essay writing course for middle school students, help your student master essay writing with advanced concepts leading the student into high school writing. Taking the concepts learned in the 7/8-1 and 7/8-2 courses, the successful student finishing this course has the tools and is ready for successful high school essay writing. Take the 7/8-4 course with this course to gain a full semester’s credit of writing.

Special Notes:
This course, a continuation of the Simplified Writing series for 7/8 students, is scheduled during several different time slots in the spring semester. The smaller class size ensures excellent feedback on your student’s work. This is the third of a four-part series. Continue with the MS 7/8 Series for a full year of Writing.

Total Classes: 8

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Mondays, January 9 to February 27, 2023

4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central 2:00 Mountain 1:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Registration in Simplified Writing for Middle School 2: Introduction to Essays & Papers I (MS 7/8-2). The prerequisites may also be taken in recording through the Unlimited Access program. To check eligibility to skip the prerequisite, an assessment is available. Visit 
https://awa.homeschoolconnections.com/assessments/ for details.

Suggested Grade Level: 8th or accelerated 7th grade

Suggested Credit: ½ semester Writing or English. Follow with 7/8-4 for a full semester credit.

Fee: $187 if you register on or before November 15. $207 after November 15 for all 8 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor:

Reilly Starrett

Course Description: It’s time to help your student dive into longer essays and advanced writing concepts used in high school! In this course, your student will put all previous writing knowledge and skills learned into practice, writing for longer pieces with specific feedback and coaching to help your student's writing improve. Your student will go through the start-to-finish process of creating an upper-level academic essay, with special attention given to choosing the right rhetoric, diction, and syntax (words and order) while specifically tackling your student’s weaknesses to give your student the critical writing improvement and practice needed for upper-level writing. While previous classes taught the “how and why” of writing skills (with first-time introductions to ideas), this course gives your student critical practice that allows the knowledge to “sink in” within actual writing, to master those skills under the tutelage of a teacher and professional writer and be fully prepared for high school writing and beyond.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Types of essays – an introduction to rhetoric and choosing an essay topic

Class 2: Narrowing topics (from last class) brainstorming content for your topic and creating the thesis statement

Class 3: Analyzing and improving thesis statements (from last class) creating outlines

Class 4: Analyzing and improving outlines (from last class) creating introductions

Class 5: Creating rough drafts

Class 6: Revising the essay

Class 7: Editing the essay

Class 8: Formatting for the academic essay an introduction to style guides

Course Materials: Course materials are included free. Microsoft Word or the ability to convert a document to a Word-compatible document is required, as all assignments are submitted in Word. If you do not own Microsoft Word, you can use a system such as Google Docs that converts to Word documents FREE.

Homework: Weekly writing assignments, with grading and direct feedback from the instructor. Estimated three to five hours per week for homework outside of class time, depending on the student’s ability.

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Starts Starts: 1/9/2023 4:00 PM
Ends Ends: 2/27/2023 5:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 8
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Status Status: 19 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 22 seats
 
We are leaving the solar system– after a brief overview of planetology– to see what else is out there. From elemental gasses to stars to massive galaxies to all-consuming black holes, the universe is homogeneous and isotropic. Find out why!

Total classes: 13

Class dates: Tuesdays, January 10 to April 25, 2023. (No class Feb. 7, Feb. 21, and April 4)

Starting time: 5:30 PM Eastern (4:30 Central 3:30 Mountain 2:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55-60 minutes

Prerequisite: Algebra (optional—math is occasionally demonstrated for its beauty in describing the universe)

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Science or Astronomy. For a full year credit, register for Mission: Mars! From Myth to Mariner to (Maybe) Manned or other science course in the fall.

Fee: $197 if you register on or before November 15. $217 after November 15 for all 13 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registration is not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: MacBeth Derham

Course description: We are leaving the solar system to see what else is out there! Textbook and lectures will be supplemented by up-to-date information from ongoing research.

Course outline:

Week 1: History of Astronomy

Week 2: Radiation, Spectroscopy, Telescopes

Week 3: Planetology and Geology

Week 4: Mercury, the Moon, and Venus

Week 5: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

Week 6: Uranus, Neptune and Beyond Formation of planets

Week 7: The Sun, Stars, and the Main Sequence

Week 8: Interstellar Medium and Star Formation

Week 9: Stellar Evolution and Stellar Explosions

Week 10: Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Weird Stuff

Week 11: Milky Way and other Galaxies

Week 12: Quasars and Cosmology

Week 13: The Early Universe and…Are We Alone?

Course materials: Astronomy Today 4/e Volume 2 Stars and Galaxies, ISBN-13: 978-0130935717 (https://amzn.to/3kTMQnp), or 5/e, 6/e, 7/e, 8/e... The later editions are pricy.

*If you buy used, please check with the seller—the second volume is the text for this course. Also, binoculars or small telescope, and a dark sky are helpful!

Homework: Weekly reading and quizzes occasional outdoor activities. Expect to spend about two to three hours per week outside of the classroom on homework.
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Register today to continue in your discovery of the language of the New Testament and many of the classics we cherish. The study of Biblical Greek is a great gift and helps to establish a strong foundation for Catholic education.

Special Notes:
This is Part Two of a two-part course. Course materials are provided free by the instructor.
Total Classes: 13
Class Dates: Tuesdays, January 10 to April 18, 2023. (No class Feb. 21 or April 4)
Starting Time: 7:00 PM Eastern (6:00 Central 5:00 Mountain 4:00 Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes per class
Prerequisite: Introduction to Biblical Greek, Part One
Suggested Grade Level: 10th through 12th grade
Suggested Credit: One full semester Language or Biblical Greek
Fee: $217 on or before November 15. $227 after Nov. 15 for all 13 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)
Instructor: Daniel Egan
Course Description: This class is 100% doable, for those who are well disciplined. If you want to learn Greek, you are able. It is not impossible. I have found methods that make it so anyone can learn this language. It will require that you study for 10 minutes a day. THE GOAL of the course is to learn the basics of Biblical Greek in vocabulary and grammar with a focus on the vocabulary of the Bible.
Course Outline:
Class 1 – Review
Class 2 – Gospel of Mark
Class 3 – Gospel of Mark
Class 4 – Gospel of Mark
Class 5 – Gospel of Luke
Class 6 – Gospel of Luke
Class 7 – Review
Class 8 – Gospel of Luke
Class 9 – Gospel of Matthew
Class 10 – Gospel of Matthew
Class 11 – Gospel of Matthew
Class 12 – Gospel of Matthew
Class 13 – Review
Course Materials: All course materials will be provided free by the instructor.
Homework: 10 full minutes should suffice every day. This includes reviewing old vocabulary, studying new vocabulary 3x every day, grammar review, and some translating

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Continue studying life with this high school biology course, covering human & animal anatomy as well as plant systems.

Special Notes:
This is Part Two of a 2-part course. If you would like to join us midyear, please email for permission from the instructor.

Total Classes: 14

Class Dates and Starting Times:

Tuesdays, January 10 to April 25, 2023 (No class Feb. 21 or April 4)

4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central, 2:00 Mountain, 1:00 Pacific)

Duration: 70 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Biology, Part One (available Live or through Unlimited Access) or permission from the instructor.

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested Credit: One full semester Biology or Science

Fee: $197 if you register on or before November 15. $217 after November 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Christine Hamilton, PhD

Course Description: This is a high school biology course that covers human and animal biology as well as plant systems. The course also prepares students for ACT/SAT biology. Students are expected to take notes during class and ask questions. Notes will help with weekly quizzes quizzes are open book. This Biology course is a general overview of high school Biology presented from a Catholic perspective.

Note: The first ten - fifteen minutes of class is a relaxed discussion with the teacher to aid her in getting to know the students so that she can apply lessons to everyday life events.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Bacteria and Viruses

Class 2: Protista and Fungi

Class 3: Plant Diversity, Responses, and Adaptation

Class 4: Roots, Stems, Leaves, and Reproduction of Seed Plants

Class 5: Invertebrates

Class 6: Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles

Class 7: Birds and Mammals

Class 8: Comparing Chordates and Behavior

Class 9: Nervous System

Class 10: Skeletal, Muscular and Integumentary Systems

Class 11: Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

Class 12: Digestive and Excretory Systems

Class 13: Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

Class 14: Human Biology

Course Materials: Prentice Hall Biology ISBN-13: 978-0131662551 or ISBN-10: 0131662554 (
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0131662554/catholictreas-20)

Homework: Weekly vocabulary, reading, and quizzes. Expect to spend approximately one to two hours on homework each week outside of the classroom (does not include LAB time).

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College-bound students will continue to enjoy discovering God's creation at the atomic level in this rigorous Chemistry course where you’ll learn Nuclear Chemistry, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, States of Matter, Thermochemistry, and more!

Special notes: This is Part Two of a 2-part course. Students are expected to register in the same time-period as your 1st semester Part One course. One week the live classes may be changed to a pre-recorded class. Chemistry LAB is optional and a separate registration. Any parent who wishes for their student to join us midyear must email the instructor (kathys.chemsitry@gmail.com) to discuss if this is possible.

Total classes: 35 (class meets twice per week). NOTE: One week the live classes may be changed to a pre-recorded class.



Class dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 10 to May 16, 2023 (final exam due May 24). No class April 4 & 6, 2022 (Easter break) 


Starting time:

1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central 11:00 Mountain 10:00 Pacific)


Duration: 75 minutes (1 hour, 15 minutes) per class

Prerequisite: Chemistry, Part One. If you wish to register for this class without having completed Part One of this course live, you must have instructor permission (email 
kathys.chemsitry@gmail.com)

Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th grade advanced 10th-grade students may register.

Suggested high school credit: 1 full semester Chemistry or Science

Fee: $327 if you register on or before ­­­­­­­­­­­­­November 15 $347 after ­­­­­­­­­­­­ November 15 for all 34 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Kathy Dutton

Course description: We will be studying God's creation at the atomic level and discovering how marvelous it is. This is a rigorous, college-prep Chemistry course. Over both semesters, we will cover a wide range of topics, including Structure of Matter, States of Matter, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Equilibrium, and Thermochemistry. We will also consider how Chemistry is important in our day-to-day life.

There will be three tracks through this class:

Chemistry – This is the classic Chemistry class that most students will opt for.

Honors Chemistry – When students on the Chemistry track earn enough extra credit, they have completed enough challenging material to list this course as Honors Chemistry. This option is designed for academically gifted students or those who have a desire to complete more rigorous work. The extra credit is available to all students, even if they are not attempting Honors Chemistry.

General Chemistry – This option is a bit less intense the math is a bit easier, students skip a few topics, and the required assignments are a bit easier. This option is designed for students who struggle, or those with limited time or desire. This option is only available by parent request. Requests must be made before the first day of class.

Course outline:



Topic 1: Chemical Quantities

Topic 2: Chemical Reaction

Topic 3: Stoichiometry

Topic 4: States of Matter

Topic 5: Solutions

Topic 6: Thermochemistry

Topic 7: Reaction Rates and Equilibrium

Topic 8: Acids and Bases

Topic 9: Nuclear Chemistry



Course materials and technology:

1. Text: Chemistry, Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, Waterman (Prentice Hall, 2008) ISBN: 0-13-251210-6. (We recommend buying used. It can be purchased at 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0132512106/catholictreas-20.)

2. Computer with a microphone. (This is an interactive class microphones are mandatory.)

3. Scientific Calculator (I demo on a TI-30x iis)

4. Scanner or smartphone with Adobe Scan (or like) app that can scan multiple pages and save as a single PDF file.

Homework: Assignments include homework and a quiz with each chapter, unit tests, and a final exam. Most students will complete the weekly assignments in about 4 hours some students need more time. Most assignments are completed online some assignments will need to be hand-written, then scanned, and uploaded (as a PDF) for grading. Mrs. Dutton will be available to answer questions daily via the class discussion (forum). Mrs. Dutton will grade all assignments and give an overall grade for this course.

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