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. 

Our plan

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. 

-SCHEDULE-

-MONDAY-

8:00-9:00 - Algebra 2

9:00-10:00 - Physics 

9:00-10:00 - English/Composition

10:00-11:00 – Spanish 2

10:00-11:00 - World History CLOSED

10:00-11:00 - Russian 1

10:00-11:00 - Geometry

11:00-12:00 - Spanish 1 CLOSED

11:00-12:00 - Physical Science

11:00-12:00 - Adv. Pre-Med

11:00-12:00 - Algebra 1 

12:00-1:30 - Chemistry

12:30-1:30 - English/Composition CLOSED

1:30-3:00 - Biology 

3:30-4:30 - Personal Finance (Spring Semester only)

-DESCRIPTIONS-

Advanced Pre-Med

Grades: 9th-12th

Teacher: Keith Limper
Students will explore the intricate design of the human body, explore medical history, and discover the code of life. We will learn from scripture about our biological beginnings and how we are fearfully and wonderfully made. NOTE: This course is geared to help students specifically thinking of going into a medical field. **Prerequisite: Biology**.
NOTE: This class has a one-time material fee of $15, to cover costs of lab supplies, etc.

Algebra I 

Grades: 8th-12th

Teacher: Cindy Holman
This will be a traditional Algebra 1 course, covering 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 

Grades: 10th-12th

Teacher: Cindy Holman

This class will cover traditional material that expands the knowledge from Algebra I.   **Prerequisite required:  Algebra I**

Biology (9th-12th grades) 

Teacher: Keith Limper

Biology is 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. Students will discover the basic components, organization, and processes of the cell.  Students will understand from the Bible that Scripture accounts for the design we see in living things and their Designer. Students will confirm how the law of biogenesis validates the truth of God’s Word. 

Chemistry 

Teacher: Keith Limper

Grades: 9th-12th

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. 

English/Composition CLOSED

Grades: 9th-12th

Teacher: Cindy Holman

This class will cover skills and information typically learned in a high school level English course with the emphasis on becoming an excellent communicator using the English language.  The focus will be on improving writing skills and practicing those skills in various formats such as letters, reports, essays, research papers.  Literature will be included with assigned readings and discussion groups throughout the year.  

Geometry

Teacher: Cindy Holman

Grades: 9th-12th 

This high school course will include constructions and 2-column proofs.  **Prerequisite required: Algebra I**

Personal Finance **Spring Semester ONLY**

Teacher: David Stites

Grades: 9th-12th

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**

Physics

Teacher: Keith Limper

Grades 9th-12th

A traditional course with lab that focuses on the laws of nature that give us all of our technology.  The inherency of these laws will be challenged by the students. Students will be able to account for the laws of physics from Scripture and understand that the laws come from a Lawgiver.

Russian 

Teacher: Leah Smith

Grades: 9th-12th

Using textbooks, videos, literature and more. Learn the foundations of the Russian language, as well as aspects of culture and music, etc., of this vast and historic nation.

Spanish I (9th-12th grades) CLOSED

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.

World History CLOSED

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

Grades 9th-12th

A multi-sensory, literature based class on Ancient World History.  This class will utilize timelines, original writings, maps, worksheets, classic literature, lapbooking, videos, and music to study ancient history from creation to the fall of Rome. Our curriculum is taken from Homeschool in the Woods.  Students will need a Bible, "The Student Atlas" by Tim Dowley, and a 2" three ring binder.  A one time fee of $35/student covers all printed materials and license fees. 

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Cookeville, TN 38501

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