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 - Biology
9:00-10:00 - World History
9:00-10:00 - Spanish 2
9:00-10:00 - Personal Finance (Spring Semester Only)
9:30-11:00 - Russian 2 (Fall Semester Only)
10:00-11:00 – U.S. History
10:30-11:30 - Forensics
11:00-12:00 - Spanish 1
4:00-5:30 - Constitution Class (Spring Semester only)
- WEDNESDAY -
1:30-2:30 - Art History
Teacher: Tasha Walker
Biology encompasses interrelationships of living things, levels of biological organization, cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and evolution using the foundation that life began with God and we are created in His image and likeness to glorify Him. This course includes laboratory work, scientific inquiry, real world application, and higher-level thinking. Students are expected to participate in all activities and actively engage and ask questions. Students will work independently from the teacher while at home (review and study the content covered in class) to achieve student autonomy.
"For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -- all things have been created through Him and for Him." - Colossians 1:16
Teacher: Tasha Walker
Forensic science is a multidisciplinary applied science encompassing several sub-fields of biology, chemistry, physics, and crime science investigation (CSI). These sub-fields include genetics, toxicology, entomology, ballistics, pathology, computer forensics, fire debris, and trace evidence. This course focuses on problem solving within an interdisciplinary scientific, relevant context. This course includes application scientific methodology, science content, and use of science technologies. Forensic science is to apply scientific methods to substantiate legal investigations. The course will use hands-on activities including lab testing as well as textbook work.
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**
Teacher: Leah Smith
Pre-requisite is Russian 1
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 Por todo el mundo by A Beka Book Publications as the text for this class.
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 continue with the second book of Por todo el mundo. 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.
Teacher: Adonna Pryor
A Multi-sensory, literature based class on U.S. History. This class will utilize timelines, original writings, maps, worksheets, classic literature, lapbooking, videos, and music to U.S. and major world history events from 1400 through modern times. Our curriculum is taken from Homeschool In the Woods. This class will cover 1 full credit in each of the following: U.S. History, U.S. Literature, & part credit in Geography.
Teacher: Adonna Pryor
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.