HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES
~ Vision ~
Peachtree Prep is a tutorial program designed to assist homeschool families with 9th-12th grade students who desire to earn high school credits required for graduation. Many courses, while definitely achievable at home, lend themselves to greater mastery when taught by professional teachers in a group setting. Peachtree Prep believes that in partnering with students and parents in this way, students can have a more engaging educational experience in high school and be better prepared for the transition into college courses.
Since the heart-beat of Peachtree Learning Center is the fine Arts, the first way we plan to partner with students and parents is by providing the opportunity to earn Fine Arts Elective Credits. Secondly, it is our pleasure to offer core-subjects required for high school graduation.
Our partnership with parents
Peachtree Prep is designed to partner with parents who are the primary authority and educator for their children. As the primary authority and educator, and it is the parent's responsibility to maintain accountability with their student's academic progress. Peachtree Prep teachers will provide 1 to 1.5 hours of classroom instruction (see course descriptions) each week, communicate course expectations through a course syllabus and online grade reporting.
Parents are responsible for enrolling their child with the supervising agency of their choice: either a church related school or local public school system. Parents are responsible for all testing and attendance/grade reporting to the agency of choice.
Fine Arts classes will be offered once a week, with a focus on mastery of art concepts through projects and assignments weekly. Academic classes will provide a once a week classroom experience with four days of assignments to be completed over the course week. Teachers will provide a course syllabus which will include the curriculum being used; classroom and academic expectations; and how grades will be determined for the class.
9:00-10:00 - Algebra 2 - CLOSED
9:00-10:00 - Christian Artist
10:00-11:00 - American History - CLOSED
10:00-11:00 – Spanish 1
10:00-11:00 - Geometry
11:00-12:00 - Algebra 1 - CLOSED
11:00-12:00 – Spanish 2
11:00-12:00 - General Science
12:00-1:30 - Chemistry - CLOSED
1:30-3:00 - Biology
3:00-4:00 - Biology
3:30-4:30 - Personal Finance (Spring Semester only)
Algebra I - CLOSED
Teacher: Cindy Holman
This will be a traditional Algebra 1 course using the ACE curriculum referred to as PACES. This class will cover monomial and polynomial expressions; algebraic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; complex fractions, graphing of linear equations, solving of quadratic equations with word problems throughout so that the student can see the usefulness of algebra.
Algebra II - CLOSED
Teacher: Cindy Holman
This class will cover traditional material that expands the knowledge from Algebra I. The curriculum will be from School of Tomorrow (known as ACE Paces). **Prerequisite required: Algebra I**
American History (9th-12th grades) - CLOSED
Teacher: Adonna Pryor
A multi-sensory, literature based class on American History. This class will utilize timelines, original documents, maps, worksheets, classic literature, lapbooking, videos, and music to study the United States of America from the early inhabitants to the 21st century. Exciting guest speakers, panel discussions, and debates are planned to deepen your students’ understanding of the issues that make America great. Many book titles to choose from for all types of learners and credit paths. This class is one credit in U.S. History and Geography, and can also be used to provide English (American Lit.) credit.
Biology (9th-12th grades) - CLOSED
Teacher: Keith Limper
Biology the study of life and living organisms. In this course the student will be exposed to cellular structures and components, ecosystems, biomes, DNA code, plant and animal taxonomies. Experience the cellular world in a lab environment by use of microscopy. Identify organ components and their functions through dissection. Compare secular and biblical worldviews of biology (creation vs. evolution) apologetic arguments in defense of the Bible. Students will confirm how the law of biogenesis validates the truth of God’s Word.
Chemistry - CLOSED
Teacher: Keith Limper
Chemistry is the study and identification of substances of matter, their properties, physical structure and reactions with other types of substances. In this course the student will be exposed to the atomic, molecular, and compound units of matter. Experience reactions in a lab environment by use of regents and catalysts. Compare secular and biblical worldviews of chemistry and apologetic arguments in defense of the Bible. Students will confirm how the laws of chemistry validate the truth of God’s Word.
Christian Artist (7th-12th grades)
Teacher: Jennifer Poore
This course takes a two-fold approach to the subject of the Christian artist. The first is an exploration of the grounds for art in the Bible and church history, exploring what it means to be made in the image of a Creator God, how the command to have domino is still relevant today, and how the fall and the coming of Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit affect our understanding and practice of dominion. The second half of the course explores the specifics of how a Christian understanding of art practically affects our personal lives, as both givers and receivers of art. Topics will include pursuing art as a career, how to incorporate art into your life and community when your career is in another field, success vs. excellence, pursuing art in a non-Christian culture, creating community, calling, worship, and much more. The structure of the course will be a mixture of reading, discussion, lecture, guest speakers, and student presentation.
Teacher: Cindy Holman
This high school course will include constructions and 2-column proofs. The curriculum will be from School of Tomorrow (known as ACE Paces). **Prerequisite required: Algebra I**
Teacher: Eric Beaty
With the tools of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), as our foundation, this class will focus on helping young writers hone their writing skills by tackling the main medium of fiction writing. Basic grammar & punctuation, various tools & techniques (both digital & physical), story structure, editing, and other aspects will be covered in class. The goal will be for each student to complete a novel in the fall semester and work on polishing and publishing it throughout the spring semester. **Materials: Medium notebook, pens; suggested laptop (not required)**
Personal Finance **Spring Semester ONLY**
Teacher: David Stites
This personal finance class will study finance and the use of money from a Biblical perspective. Subject matter will cover a range of subjects including: history of money in the U.S., establishing bank accounts, interest calculations, borrowing & credit reports, credit & debit cards, jobs & employment considerations, budgeting & investments. Students will be encouraged to develop a healthy and responsible attitude regarding money that will help avoid potential problems in their future. There will be weekly class lecture and activities, 1-2 hours of homework assignments, quizzes, a mid-term, and and a final exam. This class satisfies the 1/2 credit required for High School. **Spring semester ONLY**
Spanish I (9th-12th grades)
Teacher: Rosa Aranda
This class is designed to enable students to speak, understand, read, and write basic Spanish in most everyday contexts. This pursuit is a process that involves five levels of learning: rote memorization, learning to handle new forms and structures, teacher-directed translation, learning to speak independently, and ultimately, being able to express your personal thoughts and desires. Each class will include the following elements to help reach these goals: conversation, pronunciation, word formation, grammar lesson, vocabulary lesson, and homework assignments. We will be using For todo el undo by A Beka Book Publications as the text for this class.
Spanish II (9th-12th grades)
Teacher: Rosa Aranda
Continuing upon the foundation laid in Spanish I, this class is designed to enable students to speak, understand, read, and write basic Spanish in most everyday contexts. The semester will begin with a thorough review of Spanish I and wrap up the few remaining chapters of Pos todo elm undo 1B not covered in Spanish I. Upon completion of this material, we will begin Das que vencedores 1A and pursue its content as far as our teaching schedule will allow. Learning a foreign language is a process that involves five levels of learning: rote memorization, learning to handle new forms and structures, teacher-directed translation, learning to speak independently, and ultimately, being able to express your personal thoughts and desires. Each class will include the following elements to help reach three goals: conversation, pronunciation, word formation, grammar lesson, vocabulary lesson, and homework assignments.