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ACT Test Preparation


The best way for students to score well on the ACT is to invest their time to practice and plan for
this specialized test. Students in this course can expect instruction and practice in test taking
techniques and strategies for all 4 required sections of the ACT: Reading, English, Science, and
Math. In addition, this course will give instruction and practice to the optional Writing portion of
the test. By the end of the semester, students will have greater confidence on test day due to
their increased familiarity with the format and types of questions on the ACT. In addition, by the
end of the semester, students will have practiced using over 40 combined test-taking strategies
specific for each section of the ACT. Students can expect to complete many practice tests
through the semester in addition to writing several essays in preparation for their best ACT test
performance. For optimal benefit, it is suggested that students complete math through
Geometry and Algebra II for the ACT Prep Class. Students can expect 2 – 3 hours of homework
to prepare for each class meeting.  This is a one-semester course and counts as 0.5 elective credit.

INSTRUCTOR:  Missy Meece

2 Texts used for this class:
1.  The Official ACT Prep Guide 2020 – 2021 1st edition
ISBN-13: 978-1119685760
2.  Princeton Review Premium Prep 2020 1st edition
ISBN-13: 978-0525568803


German 2


German 2 is a continuation of the skills we began building in German 1.  We take the basic building blocks from level 1, where we learned to introduce ourselves and carry on basic conversation, and branch out to talk about things in the past, present, and future.  We will learn about travel, restaurants, leisure activities, and sports in Germany, all while expanding our command of the language and having a lot of fun.

Teacher: David Lovin

Health Sciences and Wellness

Course Description: The objective of this course is to explore the concept that a positive, healthy and active lifestyle can enhance quality of life. During the first semester, students will learn to develop awareness of their own control in the area of stress management, accept responsibility for the prevention of major health risks, demonstrate conflict resolution skills, and understand concepts of fitness and lifetime wellness. During the second semester, we will explore health promotion and disease prevention, from an individual and scientific perspective, as students gain the opportunity to investigate health sciences professions. Lab work will begin during semester #2 and will be focused upon the performance of procedures including first aid, suturing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for infants, children and adults.

Grades 9-12 eligible to take this course.

Instructor:  Anna Luchene

Required Text:

Health in Christian Perspective  Abeka



Latin 1 With Shepherds Theological Seminary

Andreas Köstenberger, theologian, and homeschool dad, is offering a unique opportunity for homeschool students to learn Latin. Introductory Latin I is being co-offered by the Homeschool Academic Resource Center and Shepherds Theological Seminary. High school students and graduate students will overlap their class time, with graduate students having additional class time and course work. The homeschool portion of this class will be based on Wheelock’s Latin (a standard grammar).Colleges require a minimum of 2 years of the same language for admissions to college.

Introductory Latin I
Instructor: Dr. Andreas Köstenberger
Time: Tuesday 9am-noon (graduate students)/ 9am-11am (HARC students)
Room: SC-220 at Colonial Baptist Church
Course begins the week of August 7
Latin served not only as the language fundamental to Western thought, but also as the primary language of theology and scholarship of the church in the west. Latin has long been recognized as a formative element of education in the Humanities. Students will learn introductory grammar and begin reading Latin.
A complete syllabus will be available shortly.