Middle school Spanish (6-8 grade)
Instructor: Sabrina Torres and Patty Torres
Course Description: This middle school Spanish course is perfect for developing basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking Spanish. Fundamentals in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation will be taught and practiced. The theme of our textbook revolves around learning about things from every day life: Mi Vida! Lessons throughout the year will correspond with five specific units: My House, My Room, My Family and Friends, My Activities, and My Classes.
Required Curriculum: Spanish for You! Mi Vida Student Book
Spanish 1 (8-12 grade)
Course Description: This class is perfect for the student who would like to learn the basics of communicating in Spanish. We will learn the basics of the Spanish language, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and Hispanic culture. We will also be including interactive activities to enhance learning. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, make small talk, and more. Audio files will be provided in order for students to practice their pronunciation throughout the week. This class is designed to be highly interactive; therefore, grading will be based on class participation (repeating after the teacher, completing oral exercises, participating in the in-class activities) and completion of assigned weekly homework.
Parental Involvement: Students will need to complete weekly homework assignments. Parents will need to hold them accountable for completing the reading and the homework. Parents (or the student, if parent chooses so) will also need to grade the homework every week. Students will need to come to class prepared to show the graded homework and to discuss any questions they may have.
Required Curriculum: Bob Jones Spanish: Bob Jones Spanish 1 Activities Manual, 2nd edition, ISBN 9781591661696 (newer editions are ok) Activities Manual Teacher Ed. (Bob Jones)(second edition) ISBN 978-1-59166-170-2 (Newer editions are OK), Bob Jones Spanish 1 for Christian Schools Student Book, 2nd edition, ISBN 9781606820612 (newer editions are ok).
Student will also need a notebook in which to take notes. Index cards are recommended for making flashcards to assist students in learning weekly vocabulary.
*High school coming soon
Spanish 2 (9-12 grade) (offered 2022-2023)
Course Description: Beginning with more everyday situations, Spanish 2 builds on the foundation of Spanish 1 with advanced grammar, and additional vocab. In Spanish 2, students learn to communicate comfortably at an intermediate level with Spanish-speaking people in a variety of settings: a store, a bank, an airport, a hotel, a doctor’s office, an auto shop, and on the mission field. Grammar, pronunciation, writing, listening, verb tenses, and moods are emphasized in a variety of exercises and Spanish dialogues.
Parental Involvement: Students will need to complete weekly homework assignments and the unit tests. Parents will need to hold them accountable for completing the reading and the homework and unit tests. Parents (or the student, if parent chooses so) will also need to grade the homework every week (using the Activities Manual Teacher Ed. as the answer key). Students will need to come to class prepared with the graded homework and to discuss any questions they may have, as well as, email completed tests to the instructor before class meets again
Required Curriculum: Bob Jones Spanish 2 for Christian Schools Student Book, 2nd edition, ISBN 9781606824917; Bob Jones Spanish 2 Activities Manual, 2nd edition, ISBN 9781579247492; Bob Jones Spanish 2 Activities Manual Teacher Ed. (Bob Jones)(second edition) ISBN 9781579247508; Index cards are recommended for making flashcards to assist students in learning weekly vocabulary.
SAT / ACT Preparation Math and English (10-12 Grade)
Fall Semester and/or Spring
Instructor: Miss Teri Betor
*Tuition $500 per semester (15 weeks)
This is offered as a fall class (part 1) spring class (part 2) or both.
Course Description: This class offers comprehensive test preparation for both the SAT and ACT exams. Students will learn test-taking strategies and techniques that are not taught in math or English courses. Students will develop a firm grasp of the contents, scoring, question types, and strategies for each test. Through regular application of these strategies, students will acquire a courage, confidence and enthusiasm that will render them primed and eager to sit for the next available exam. The SAT will be covered in classes 1 through 8 and the ACT in classes 9 through 15. On the first day, students will be given a real and recent SAT exam. Throughout the class, they will be taught strategies, formulas, and techniques which they will then apply to a specific section. Weeks 1 through 4 will be dedicated to SAT reading comprehension strategies and grammar and writing skills. Weeks 5 though 8 will involve learning “critical thinking” skills and math principles for both “no-calculator” & “with calculator” SAT math sections. Weeks 9 though 12, students will be working through the English, reading, and writing sections of the ACT. Weeks 13 through 15 will be dedicated to the ACT math and science sections. The last week will offer a final review of both tests. Since most students will be unfamiliar with the strategies for these tests, practical application of these techniques will be taught in class. Some homework will be given and may involve between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week. Most importantly, students will be expected to review their notes weekly, memorizing math formulas and/or grammar rules learned in class.
Required Curriculum: Students must have a simple Texas Instruments calculator and supplies for note taking. Curriculum will be supplied by instructor.
Trailmap For Life (Self paced Video Program earns ½ High School Health Credit) (9-12 Grade)
$250 includes all videos and 2 notebooks- parent and student.
Our comprehensive approach to education goes beyond great academics. We desire to equip the whole student. A key part of this is co-laboring with parents to develop your children into young men and women of character & excellence who are prepared to navigate life on their own. We recommend a life skills course that qualifies as a Health Credit called Trailmap for Life that parents & their middle & high school students go through together. The course teaches how to manage key life topics in a way that makes it easy to apply in our own lives. Sessions share the secrets of success in topics ranging from effective job-interview techniques to successfully managing money, nutrition, friends, peer pressure, social media, dating, time management, & more. The program produces powerful results that parents, and students not only enjoy but find relevant and practical. (Students receive a textbook and access to videos that teach 10 core sessions, 1.5 hours each with additional opportunities for further study, teaching, and training as desired).
Additional Reading: “The Millionaire Next Door”, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” (Dale Carnegie)