Current Classes

2022-2023 School Year

--CLASS DESCRIPTIONS--


--Art, Crafts, and Home Economics--



*Little Artists

Teacher: Sarah Oliver

Age Range: 4-8 years old Min 3/Max 10

Weekly fee: $4.00 Supply fee: $15

Required materials: paint smock or old t-shirt


Are you ready to have fun, be creative, and get a little messy?  Each week we will create age-appropriate art and craft projects.  Students will practice fine motor skills and listening to directions as we work with a variety of materials to develop our God-given creativity.  


Sarah Oliver loves to make learning fun and active.  She taught elementary education for eight years and now homeschools her three children.  She has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Cedarville University.


*Creative Corners Crafters

Teacher:  Donna and Faith Miller

Age Range: 9-12 years old Min 2/Max 8

Weekly fee: $3 Semester Supply fee: $20

Materials will be provided. 


In this class we will explore a variety of crafts and hobbies through engaging class projects. We will make crafts with a plethora of different mediums. Craft possibilities include: paper, beads, cardboard, and much more! Projects will vary depending on class size and students' interests. Class supplies will be provided.   


Before teaching 18 years of in-home education, Donna Miller taught primary and middle grades for 12 years, in a classroom setting. She enjoys teaching God's children by engaging them in projects and activities. Donna and her husband Glenn have 5 children; Faith is their middle child. Faith is a 17 year old who loves creating arts and crafts! Over the years she has learned various crafting techniques that add artistic flair to her projects. Faith also enjoys teaching and being in the company of younger children. Faith's experience as a junior camp counselor and Sunday school assistant has given her experience with working with children.


*Modern Art 4.0

Teacher:  Sarah Taylor

Age Range: 10-18 years old Min 5/Max 15

Weekly fee: $4 Semester Supply: $10

Required materials: mixed media art pad, paints of choice (watercolor or acrylics), pencil, black permanent marker


Take a new art adventure as you learn through the submersion art method. We will be exposed to great artists and the tools of line, composition color, etc. to grow our skills of observation and creativity. Confidence and art literacy are gained through the variety of art methods we explore together all while making beautiful art. 


Sarah started drawing at a young age and has always appreciated seeing and learning new ways to create. She enjoys fostering an environment where students feel supported and free to spread their wings.


*Art Journaling 101

Teacher:  Sarah Taylor

Age Range: 10-18 years old Min 5/Max 20

Weekly fee: $4 Semester Supply fee: $10

Students will purchase their materials: Mixed media art paper  pad or spiral, permanent markers, paint, etc


Come and enjoy creating beautiful pieces to reflect your interests and style. We will incorporate bible verses with a variety of  mediums to make original art to keep or share.  We will use but,  we aren't limited to: watercolor, color pencils, permanent markers, acrylic paints, various tapes, canvases, paper etc.


Sarah Taylor enjoys connecting to God through this kind of art format and has printed a few art/journal/devo workbooks in the styles she teaches. Her heart does the happy dance when she sees others free flow with art in Him :)!

*The Art Lab

Teacher:  Sarah Taylor

Age Range: 10-18 years old Min 5/Max 15

Weekly fee: None Semester Supply fee: $15

Students will purchase their materials:Whatever creative materials they enjoy working with currently.


This class is for the student who wants to spend time doing art in its various forms.


The role of this class is to facilitate a "lab space" for students to experiment, try new things, have fun, learn, grow, discover, unwind and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow students who enjoy learning hands-on.


Sarah Taylor believes in supporting your student to thrive in an artistic environment.  She studied art at N.I.U. and continues to look for new ways to serve and motivate the next generation of thinkers through the arts.


*Crochet

Teacher: Jennifer McCandless

Grades: 3rd and up Min 5/Max 10

Weekly fee: $5.00 Semester Supply fee: $10

Required supplies: A crochet hook, skein of yarn of your choice, scissors.


Everyone at any level of crochet is welcome! I will assess your level and help you to grow into an advanced crocheter. 


Jennifer McCandless is a homeschooling mother of 4 and has been crocheting for 11 years. 


*Latch Hooking

Teacher:  Carolyn Foster

Age Range: 8 years + Min 4/Max 12

Weekly fee: $3

The students should come with latch hook kits. 


The challenges of a class in latch hooking can be quite educational and fun.  The person first needs to pick out a kit that they want to make.  I suggest that students wanting to learn latch hook pick out a kit on Amazon, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Walmart.  Beginner kits can run anywhere from $15 to $25.  If a student has not picked a kit they like, they will not be very enthused about making it.  

Students will learn how to set up their supplies and work space.  They will learn how to read and follow a pattern, and how to use their latch hook tool, which will come in their kit.  There are also things to be learned in the finishing process.  Hopefully, the student ends up with a usable product they can be proud of.


*Embroidery for Beginners

Teacher:  Carolyn Foster

Age Range: 8 years + Min 4/Max 9

Weekly fee: $3 Semester Supply fee: $8

Teacher will supply: thread, needles, hoops,  plastic canvas, yarn, and scissors.


Embroidery is begun with a pattern/picture traced onto cloth.  Using needles and embroidery thread, and the different stitches you learn as you go, you end up with a very pretty stitched picture.   We will make a frame from plastic canvas so the picture can be hung on the wall when finished. 


*Cooking for Beginners

Teacher:  Carolyn Foster

Age Range: 8 yrs- 12 yrs Min 4/Max 6

Weekly fee: $4 Semester Supply fee: $12

Desire to learn to cook is required!


In this class students would learn such cooking terms as boiling, baking, roasting, etc. We will make some simple projects, such as cinnamon toast, omelets, mac & cheese, brownies, pudding, etc.  Hopefully, we would progress to the stage of making pudding from scratch, rather than a box, and making a cake from scratch rather than a mix.


I am a Christian and a Grandma.  Over the years, I have raised three sons, grandmothered an even dozen, and am working at great grandmothering some more.  

I do enjoy teaching.  Over the years, I have taught Sunday School, piano, driving, crochet, knitting, and reading.  I have baked cookies and other things with my grandchildren.

For a few years I was a career woman and lived and worked in Chicago.  When it was time to retire, I came back to my home area. (Mrs. Carolyn Foster)


--Character Development, Communications, Foreign Language--


Elementary Drama  (SPRING)

Teacher: Ms. Carley Ackland

Ages: 5-10 years old Min 5/Max 15

Weekly fee: $5

Required: A willingness to listen to directions and memorize lines.

In this class, students will develop independent acting skills and learn to work as a team to put on a show! They will learn some fun acting warm-ups, memorizing lines, performing dialogue, stage blocking, and ultimately sharing their newfound talents by performing a play at the end of the semester!

Carley Ackland is a Grace alumni who is currently enrolled at Northern Illinois University to earn her bachelor's degree and certification to teach high school English. Carley has written, directed, and acted in many plays and musicals for her church, and has acted in several musicals, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Music Man. 


What’s in a Name Productions (drama)  (One semester class offered both  fall and spring)

Teachers: Jodi Howell and Heather Armitage

Ages: 12-18 Min 10/ Max 20

Weekly fee: $7.00 Semester supply fee: $25


Drama class is designed to teach the ins-and-outs of producing a play, everything from set design, lighting, stage presence, and behind the scenes.


Cast members will be required to attend extra rehearsals after Grace beginning in October. There will also be mandatory rehearsals for the tech week prior to the show.


Because of the time involved in finding a suitable play script, any add/drop requests would need to be made by August 1st.


**The performances and tech week will be held at Paw Paw Bible Church.


Jodi Howell and Heather Armitage have led several productions through Grace. Their experience is quantifiable!


*Beginning Sign Language for 8th-12th Graders

Teacher: Cayce Groves

Grades: 8th-12th Min 4/ Max 10

Weekly fee: $5.50 Semester supply fee: $8

Required materials: notebook for notes, a folder, and access to computer to watch videos on 


This will be an introduction class to sign language covering basic vocabulary, fingerspelling, greetings, basic conservations, and maybe learn a song in the program if there is interest. This can be used for high school credit and will produce a grade with assignments and a final project. Sign Language is the third largest used language in the United States. We will not only learn a language but also explore the Deaf culture and hope to give a student a grasp of how to communicate with and understand the culture if the situation arises. 


*Continuing Sign Language

Teacher: Cayce Groves

Grades: 9th-12th Min 2/ Max 8

Weekly fee: $6.00 Semester supply fee: $10

Prerequisite: Beginning Sign Language or knowledge of the beginning level

A required book will be emailed to you.


This class is a follow up to any training in sign language. We will be working on practice and conversation skills including practicing songs and prayers. We will use Youtube and books to build our skills. We will be learning together and independently according to the skills of students.  


I am a homeschool mom of eleven years after obtaining a degree in Deaf Education and Early childhood. I have three

children, two girls and one boy including a high schooler and I am constantly learning from them. I enjoy swimming,

biking, gardening, hiking, camping, anything outside and playing games with the family. (Cayce Groves)


*Middle School Spanish 

Teacher: Mrs. Cheyane Merz

Grades: 5-7th Min 4/Max 20

Weekly fee: $5.00 Semester supply fee: $10

Supplies: Pencil or erasable pen, dedicated folder and spiral bound notebook (college- or wide-ruled), Spanish-English dictionary, colored pencils or highlighter, scissors, and Internet access at home.


This will be a middle school-level introductory class to the Spanish language with an emphasis on conversational Spanish. Students should come ready to talk and move! We will focus on building foundational vocabulary and frameworks for conversation in everyday life situations.  We will also explore cultural customs and stories from Spanish-speaking countries. This year-long course requires a student email account and Internet access at home. Grades will be based on reading and writing assignments, quizzes, semester exams, performance assessments (listening and speaking), and a final project.


*Spanish 1

Teacher: Mrs. Cheyane Merz

Grades: 8th-12th Min 4/Max 20

Weekly fee: $5.00 Semester supply fee: $10

Supplies: Pencil or erasable pen, dedicated folder and spiral bound notebook (college- or wide-ruled), Spanish-English dictionary, colored pencils or highlighter, scissors, and Internet access at home.


This will be an introductory class to the Spanish language with an emphasis on conversational Spanish. We will focus on building vocabulary and frameworks for conversation in everyday life situations. We will also explore different cultures and stories from Spanish-speaking countries. This year-long course requires a student email account and Internet access at home. Successful completion may be counted for one high school credit. Grades will be based on written assignments, quizzes (online and in-class), semester exam, performance assessments (listening and speaking), and a final project. 


*Spanish II

Teacher: Mrs. Cheyane Merz

Grades: 8th-12th Min 4/Max 20

Weekly fee: $5.00 Semester supply fee: $10

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish I or equivalent (via GRACE or external source) 

Supplies: Pencil or erasable pen, dedicated folder and spiral bound notebook (college- or wide-ruled), Spanish-English dictionary, colored pencils or highlighter, scissors, and Internet access at home.


This will be a class for continued study of the Spanish language with an emphasis on conversational Spanish. Our focus will be continuing to build vocabulary, grammar, and frameworks for conversation in everyday life situations with an emphasis on verbal practice with others. We will also explore cultural customs and stories from Spanish-speaking countries. This year-long course requires a student email account and Internet access at home. Successful completion may be counted for one high school credit. Grades will be based on written assignments, quizzes (online and in-class), semester exams, performance assessments (listening and speaking), and a final project. 


Mrs. Merz enjoys working with learners of all ages and has a lifelong love of learning herself --- especially for languages and cultures! She taught several subjects over several years in the Northwoods of Wisconsin before moving "back south" and teaching at GRACE last year. She is thrilled to continue working with students and their families this upcoming year! When she's not teaching or studying, she enjoys working in the flowerbeds, making music, traveling, reading, and spending time with the Lord, family and friends.


Speech I (Fall)

Teacher: Jeremy Groves

Grades: 9th-12th Min 5/ Max 25

Weekly fee: $5.00 Semester supply fee: I do not anticipate a supply fee, any fee above $30 will be subtracted from the weekly fee. 


There will be no text for this class


This course will introduce students to the practice of public speaking in several different forms. The students will present in-class while their peers evaluate their performance. This course will focus on techniques for developing and researching a speech and digital presentations. Students will focus on informative (instructive) and persuasive types of speeches and how to prepare for and participate in a debate. This course will meet the requirements for High School Speech.

In High School I was a member of both the High School Speech and Debate teams and earned a high enough ranking in the National Forensic League to qualify as a judge at the High School leave. I participated in three years of Lincoln-Douglas style debate, U.S. Extemporaneous Speech (required to research and develop a persuasive speech on any given topic related to U.S. News and Current Events within 30 minutes) and oral interpretive speech (dramatic storytelling). I have been teaching at Northern Illinois University for fifteen years in Economics where I teach a mass lecture class (300+ students) of mostly first year students covering the topics of Principles of Microeconomics. As part of my position at NIU, I have also taken part in several TV and Radio interviews and Panel Discussions. (Dr. Jeremy Groves)

Economics (Spring)

Teacher: Jeremy Groves

Grades: 9th-12th Min 3/ Max 20

Weekly fee: $6.00 Semester supply fee: none 


This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics via weekly podcasts, current events, and in-class discussions and activities. The course will include weekly assignments and online videos to augment the weekly podcasts and lectures. The primary goal of the course is for students to be able to apply basic economics concepts to the world around them and have a better understanding of the economic and financial news they may hear daily. This also includes a better understanding of decision making for governments, firms, and individuals. 


 I earned my Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2005 and I have been teaching economics at Northern Illinois University since then. For the last six years, I have been teaching a mass lecture class for mostly first year students covering the topics of Principles of Microeconomics. My other courses included Public Finance and Taxation and I research in the area of taxation and the economics of housing markets. (Dr. Jeremy Groves)

--History, Bible, & Culture--


*Little House on the Prairie

Teacher: Lisa Akers

Ages: 9yrs- 12 yrs Min 5/Max 15

Weekly fee:  $3.50 Semester supply fee: $6

Required materials: Little House of the Prairie series (borrowed from the library is fine)


Students will have assigned weekly  reading using the Little House on the Prairie Series.    This can be read on their own or read to them.   In class we will learn about people, foods, inventions and events that happened during that time period.  I like to include hands-on activities to reinforce the topic.   


I have graduated 7 kids and have taught Sunday School, VBS and at GRACE for many years. I enjoy working with kids and am thankful to have been part of GRACE for soooo many years. (Mrs. Lisa Akers).


*Beginner Bible

Teacher: Emily Montgomery

Grades: 1st- 3rd Min 3/ Max 10

Weekly fee: $3 Semester supply fee: $5


We will go through the Bible chronologically and work on scripture memorization.


*Bible

Teacher: Emily Montgomery

Grades: 3rd-5th Min 3/ Max 10

Weekly fee: $4 Semester supply fee: $10

Required materials: A bible in a version that is easy for the child to read. They need to be able to mark in this Bible as well.


They will learn about the Bible together, they will learn how to ask questions, they will learn how to make notes and highlight their Bible, and we will practice personal devotions.


Emily is completing a bachelor's degree in biblical and has been teaching students about the Bible for 10 years. 


U.S. History

Teacher: Corey Menken

Grades: 5th-8th Min 5/No max

Semester fee: $50 Supply fee: $5

Required Materials: America the Beautiful: Parts 1 and 2 (parent needs to order), Notebook and pencil/pen for notes.


This U.S. History course will utilize the Notgrass America the Beautiful curriculum. Students will gain an appreciation for the rich history of our nation.  


U.S. Geography (FALL Semester) 

Teacher:  Kathy Helgeson                      

Grades:  4th-8th Min 1/Max none

Weekly fee: $4.50 Semester Supply fee: $25

Required materials: My American Geojourney Student Book #026325, $3.10 at Rainbow Resource


In U.S. Geography, students will study geography terms and facts. Students will do mapping, study U. S. bodies of water and landforms, study the 50 states and their capitals, and more. There will be weekly homework  - that may take approximately a half an hour to complete. An end of semester project will be required (info for this given mid - semester).


*World Geography 

Teacher:  Kathy Helgeson                      

Grades:  6th-12th Min 1/Max none

Weekly fee: $4.50 Semester Supply fee: $20

Required materials: Memoria Press Geography I: Student Workbook# 052966 - $11.12 at Rainbow Resource;       Memoria Press Geography II: Student Workbook # 011235 - $11.12 at Rainbow ResourceGeography II:                k # 052966 ($11.12 - Rainbow Resource)


In World Geography, students will study geography terms and facts. The world as a whole will be studied, as will the continents and regions. Students will do mapping to locate countries, capitals, bodies of water, landforms,... Each week students will have homework to complete -- approximately an hour or so of homework. An end of the semester project will be required (terms for the projects will be given mid -semester).  


U.S. Constitution (SPRING Semester) 

Teacher:  Kathy Helgeson                      

Grades:  9th-12th Min 1/Max 25

Weekly fee: $4.00 Semester supply fee:  $45  

Teacher will buy text and distribute it to class members.


The U.S. Constitution’s history, content, and application to present-day life will be studied.   Weekly assignments will be given.  These may require reading, written work, research, memorization, etc.  Plan to spend approximately ½ to 2 hours a week working on assignments.  An end of semester project will be required.  A Constitution test will be given at the semester’s end.   (Longer class time of 1 ½ hours)


Mrs. Helgeson has three sons, two of whom are homeschool graduates.  She has taught for eleven years as a classroom teacher and has a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education Degrees.


Wonders of World History

Teacher: Heather Armitage

Ages: 9th-12th grade Min 5/Max none

Weekly fee:  $5.00 Semester supply fee: $10

Required materials: Abeka's World History and Cultures in Christian Perspective- Third Edition. Notebook, pencil/pen


We will be working our way through history starting at the Garden of Eden and journeying  through modern times. Daily reading assignments and map work will be turned in weekly.  The first semester final is a report and the second semester final is a test. 


Unleashing U.S. History

Teacher: Heather Armitage

Ages: 9th-12th grade Min 5/Max none

Weekly fee:  $5.00 Semester supply fee: $10

Required materials:Abeka's United States History - Heritage of Freedom- Third Edition.  Pen/ pencil / notebook 


Jump on board the flagship and head out to uncharted waters in 1492... from there we'll venture through our country's beginnings into present times. Each week there will be assigned reading with questions to be turned in at the beginning of class on Friday. Quizzes and chapter tests will be given periodically through the year -  finals will be given at each end of the semester- either as a test or report. 


I have homeschooled for 11 years now and history /geography are some of my favorite subjects!  From teaching for the first time at GRACE last year, I have also discovered so many  more interesting things like poisonous makeup and the Egyptian's uselessness of  the brain in the afterlife....I just can't wait to share them . I hope to make history fun and exciting!(Mrs. Armitage)


Introduction to Sociology

Teacher:  Donna Miller

Grades: 10th-12th Min 3/Max 8

Weekly fee: $3 Semester Supply fee: $15

Required materials: TBA


Students will study the organization of society, cultural comparisons, social problems, and the effects of various groups in society, including but not limited to socialization, deviance, and family dynamics. Students should gain a better understanding of themselves and their place in the social world, through the lens of Scripture.  Black Lives Matter, transgender sports, and rioting are some current issues that we will address.  Much of our current events material will come from audio selections found with (Moody Radio) Janet Parshall's  In the Market.


Before teaching 18 years of in-home education, Donna Miller taught primary and middle grades for 12 years, in a classroom setting. She enjoys teaching God's children by engaging them in projects and activities. Donna and her husband Glenn have 5 children, three teens and two in their twenties.


American National Government

Teacher: Corey Menken

Grades: 9th-12th Min 5/ Max 20

Semester fee: $80 Supply fee: $20 

Required materials: Writing utensils, internet access, and laptop. It is recommended that students have completed U.S. History and are familiar with MLA or Chicago writing format.


In American National Government, students will learn about the federal government of the United States. Topics covered will include the Constitution, introductory political theory, the doctrine of separation of powers, basic law, and the 3 Branches of the U.S. government. An emphasis will be placed on Constitutional interpretation and how it has changed since the Founding, and how that has changed both the way government is thought of and what is expected of it.


Corey Menken has had a love and passion for government from a young age. He graduated with his Associate of Arts from Rock Valley College in May of 2022.


Introduction to the Pseudo Christian Religions  (One semester class offered both  fall and spring)

Teacher: Susan Wolf

Grades: 9th-12th Min 1/Max 15

Weekly fee: $5.00 Supply fee: $5

Required Supplies: Bible


This class will take a look at the Pseudo Christian Religions and what constitutes a cult/false religion. These groups will include The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint (Mormons), Jehovah Witnesses, Word of Faith/Prosperity  Gospel/New Apostolic Reformation,  World Mission Society Church of God, Church of God Faith of Abraham and others as time allows. We will start by defining the Historic Orthodox Faith Tenets (the non-negotiables of the Christian faith). Then we'll compare each group to these truths to debunk their beliefs


Susan Wolf is the Executive Officer for OddDuck Ministries. It is her and her husband, Joe’s, passion to equip people of all ages with the tools needed to interact with people trapped in false religions, specifically the Pseudo Christian religions. 


--Language Arts, Literature, and Writing--


*ABC's and 123's with Books

Teacher: Melanie Gamlin

Ages: 3-5 year olds Min 3/Max 10

Weekly fee:  $4.00 Semester supply fee:  $10.00


In this class, we will jump into fun books that explore the ABC's and 123's. We will learn about letters and the sounds they make plus numbers up to 10. We will enjoy various activities, crafts, and snacks that correspond to each letter or number taught in class. 


*Literature & Writing

Teacher:  Becky Ackland

Ages: 5 yrs- 8 yrs (+/-) Min 3/ Max 20

Weekly fee:  $5.00 

Required materials: Notebook(s) and 3 sharpened pencils and an eraser


Students will explore a variety of literature including non-fiction, poetry & The Bible. Students will reflect on what they read and better understand themselves and others. Students will have weekly writing prompts to encourage thinking, creativity and an opportunity to practice their printing &/or handwriting.


*Reading and Writing for Life

Teacher:  Becky Ackland

Ages:5 yrs- 8 yrs (+/-) Min 3/ Max 20

Weekly fee:  $5.00 

Required materials: Notebook(s) and 3 sharpened pencils and an eraser


Students will learn how letters are put together to make sounds and create words that can be read. Students will learn how to write words so they can create a thankful list, a grocery list, a wish list and more!


Becky Ackland homeschooled her four amazing daughters since day one - all four have graduated college and are pursuing further education and careers.


*Fun with Holidays

Teacher: Melanie Gamlin

Grades: 2nd -5th Min 3/Max 12

Weekly fee:  $4.00 Semester supply fee:  $20.00

Required materials:pencil, markers or colored pencils


A fun class where we will explore unique and common holidays and traditions celebrated throughout the year. We will read books, participate in hands-on activities, and discover foods surrounding the Holiday discussed in class. 


Mrs. Gamlin loves teaching. She is a homeschooling mother of three. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and taught for several years before staying home and teaching her children.


*Introduction to Grammar

Teacher:  Donna Miller

Grades: 2nd -4th (5th graders who are young at heart) Min 3/Max 8

Weekly fee: $3 Semester Supply fee: $15

Required materials: Notebook and crayons/markers


Each week students will be introduced to a new member of the Sentence Family.  Mrs. Exclamatory,  Noun, Verb, Conjunction, and Interjection are just a few of the members who students will meet.  The Sentence Family is a method of teaching children some basic concepts of grammar, namely the four kinds of sentences, the nine parts of speech and simple diagramming, using story and art.  This class is ideal for the young student who struggles with filling out grammar workbook pages.


Before teaching 18 years of in-home education, Donna Miller taught primary and middle grades for 12 years, in a classroom setting. She enjoys teaching God's children by engaging them in projects, activities and art. Donna and her husband Glenn have 5 children,  three teens and two in their twenties.

 

*Adventure Books & Outdoor Life Skills

Teacher: Melanie Gamlin and Cayce Groves

Grades: 3rd-6th Min 3/Max 10

Weekly fee:  $5.00 Semester supply fee:  $15.00


Come join Mrs. Gamlin and Mrs. Groves in an adventure class. We will be reading quality adventure-based literature books out loud in class. Then spending the rest of the class hour in fun hands-on outdoor nature skills and projects related to the book. The class might include outside homework. 


Mrs. Gamlin loves teaching. She is a homeschool mother of three. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and has taught for several years before staying home with her children. 


Mrs. Groves is a homeschool mother of ten years. She has a degree in Early Childhood and Deaf Education. She has three children that she loves teaching. 



*Cursive Writing

Teacher:  Carolyn Foster

Grade range:4th grade + Min 6/Max 12

Weekly fee: $3 Semester Supply fee: $5

Required materials: notebook & pen or paper to write


Cursive writing has existed since the day of the early Romans.  Learning to use it has many advantages, such as being able to write faster, and continuity of letters.  There is also some belief by educators that people who write in cursive learn how to spell more easily because of the flowing of continuous letters.

Cursive writing would be best aimed at students who have already learned printing, and have the ability to spell a lot of words, although learning to write them in cursive will help with their spelling ability.  Waiting until they are in 4th grade would probably be the best time to start them in cursive.  


I am a Christian and a Grandma.  Over the years, I have raised three sons, grandmothered an even dozen, and am working at great grandmothering some more.  

I do enjoy teaching.  Over the years, I have taught Sunday School, piano, driving, crochet, knitting, and reading.  I have baked cookies and other things with my grandchildren.

For a few years I was a career woman and lived and worked in Chicago.  When it was time to retire, I came back to my home area.  

For about 3 years I battled with cancer, or I should say God handled that battle for me.  Tests show we’ve won so far.  I like to keep busy, and want to be a good rep for my Savior.  So, now I am looking at working with Grace. (Mrs. Carolyn Foster) 


The Writing Expedition (SPRING)

Teacher: Allison Hilleson

Grades: 3rd-12th Min 2/Max 15

Weekly fee: $5.00 Supply fee: $5.00

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Basic ability to spell and write. Grammar is not the focus of the class but will be utilized.  Required Materials: Something to write with (laptop or Notebook and pens), 1-2 fiction books for the first couple classes. National Novel Writing Month’s Young Novelist Workbook - Available as an online PDF.


Join me on an expedition through novel writing. Anyone who loves stories can join! We will explore how to craft characters, create worlds/settings, and build plots through writing a novel.. We will explore different elements of writing by looking at familiar stories and how other authors utilize their tools and skills.

The class focuses on elements of storytelling through the framework of a novel-writing challenge. The challenge itself will take place in the month of April, bookended on either side with planning your story and refining the finished project.

While the class utilizes a novel-writing challenge, students are not required to complete an entire novel. Rather, the goal is to learn and push ourselves in our writing while having fun along the way.

Allison Hilleson has always loved stories, both reading and writing them. She has written several historical short stories and is working on writing a regency light fantasy novel. Having participated in the November portion of the National Novel Writing Challenge, she found it to be a useful tool to grow in her own writing. She is excited to share her love of stories and writing and getting a glimpse of God as an author and storyteller.


*All Things Fun and Fascinating IEW Writing 

Teacher: Melissa Sergeant

Grades:  4th to 6th Min 5/Max 15

Weekly fee: $4.50 Semester supply fee: $6.00

Required text:  All Things Fun and Fascinating, Theme Unit by IEW


This Institute for Excellence in Writing course will introduce students to the IEW method of writing.  Students will learn fundamentals in both structure and style, which will lay a foundation for future writing.  My goal as the teacher is that students leave the class believing they can write.  Some may even find out they enjoy it!  For more information on the IEW philosophy and methods, visit their website at www.iew.com.


*Concepts in this course will build upon each other throughout the year.  Priority will be given to current students during spring registration.  New students wishing to join the class spring semester need to get Mrs. Sergeant's permission prior to registration.


Medieval History - IEW Writing 

Teacher: Melissa Sergeant

Grades: 6th- 9th Min 3/Max 15

Weekly fee: $5.00 Semester supply fee: $7.00

Required text: Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons, Fifth Edition ISBN-13 978-1623413118


Students will improve their knowledge of medieval times while building confidence in writing with structure and style. They will grow in the areas of taking notes, composing essays, vocabulary, and more. 


Mrs. Sergeant has a B.A in Elementary Education. She taught in a public and private school before educating her children.    


Middle School English (SPRING)

Teacher: Ms. Carley Ackland

Grades: 5th-8th Min 5/Max 20

Weekly fee: $5

Required materials: writing utensils (something to write on and something to write with). A folder. Access to a computer for reading emails and writing. One copy of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.


This English class will give students the opportunity to develop their writing “voice” as they learn how to construct formal and informal emails, how to write a book summary, how to put quotes in their writing, how to create a character analysis, and how to participate in a writing workshop - along with other exciting things. Overall, students will learn how to write coherently (preparing them for future high school level English classes) and have fun doing it!


High School English (SPRING)

Teacher: Ms. Carley Ackland

Grades: 9th-12th Min 5/Max 20

Weekly fee: $5

Required materials: writing utensils, laptop or Chromebook for writing in class (if you’re unable to bring a device to class for writing, we can come up with an alternative).


This English class will teach students the more technical skills of writing (including some grammar). Students will learn how to develop and communicate their ideas and beliefs clearly and effectively through their writing. They will learn how to write in MLA format, write a thesis statement and an essay outline, find and use credible sources in their writing, and participate in a writing workshop as they construct an argumentative essay. They will also be learning about the rhetorical triangle: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos – and they’ll have a lot of fun along the way!


Carley Ackland is a Grace alumni who is currently enrolled at Northern Illinois University to earn a bachelor's degree and certification to teach high school English. She loves teaching, reading, writing, gardening, and rescuing animals. 


*Creative Writing Workshop

Teacher: Jennifer McCandless

Grades: 9th -12th Min 5/Max 20

Weekly fee: $5.00 Semester supply fee:  $10.00

 Required Materials :Materials will be supplied. Please bring a notebook.


Creative writing is the window to learning how to articulate thoughts and ideas. This class is designed to help students develop a plot, style, and genre of writing. Students will learn how to grow, deepen, and develop complex characters, enhance their characters’ points of view, and learn to write in different voices and dialogue. We will also be talking about literary devices and spending time reading and giving each other feedback.  


*American Literature with a college prep writing component

Teacher: Jennifer McCandless

Grades:  10th-12th Min 5/Max 20

Weekly Fee: $7.00 Semester supply fee: $10 for copies and handouts. 

Materials to purchase:3 ring binder, paper, required reading materials will be announced. 


American Literature & Writing explores many themes and ideas found in American literature, but ultimately prods students to ask two essential questions: “What has it meant to be an American? What does it mean to be one now?” Students read literature in conversation with expository texts (historical documents, speeches, etc.), which allows them to better understand the historical and social implications of individual literary works. They are challenged to consider every text and historical event through a biblical perspective; by the course’s conclusion, they should feel more comfortable applying a Christian worldview to all their studies. There is particular emphasis on proper essay formatting, something that will be essential for college-level writing. 


Mrs. McCandless is a homeschooling mother of 4 with a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. 


--Mathematics--


*Math--- That's Fun! 

Teacher:  Deneen Dale

Grades: 1st -4th Min 5/Max 14

Weekly fee:  $3.50 Semester supply fee:  $5.00


Learning can always be fun! Math concepts will be introduced or reinforced through games, manipulatives, and fun activities. Topics include money, time, geometry, fractions, adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division. They will be having such a good time that they won't know how much they are learning— but you will! 


Mrs. Dale has been teaching science for over 25 years in public school, homeschool, and college settings. She is currently employed as an online Biology and Chemistry instructor with HSLDA Online Academy as well as serving GRACE as a board co-chair and as a teacher.  She has also been privileged to serve homeschooling families by presenting at the Illinois Christian Homeschool Educators (ICHE) conference for the past number of years. Mrs. Dale has a BSEd in Biology and Chemistry Education and MSEd in Biology and Physical Science Education. She has been homeschooling her children and teaching at G.R.A.C.E. since 2004 and has graduated their oldest three of four children.   


Pre-Algebra 

Teacher:  Jodi Howell

Grade: 7th-9th Min 1/Max 15 

Weekly fee: $5.00

Required Materials:Mathematics Grade 8 LightUnit Set (801-810) via Christian Light Education(clp.org) $35/set


This will be a full-year course as an introduction to Algebra. There will be daily practice problems, and required homework.  Quizzes/tests are to be proctored by a parent.


Algebra I 

Teacher: Jodi Howell

Grade: 8th-10th Min 1/Max 15 

Weekly fee: $5.00

Required Materials: Algebra 1, Math Grade 9 Units 1-10 via Christian Light Education(clp.org) $3/unit, $30 for all 10 units.


This will be a full-year course as a basic Algebra. There will be daily practice problems, and homework. Quizzes/tests are to be proctored by a parent.


Geometry 

Teacher: Jodi Howell

Grade: 9th-12th Min 1/Max 15 

Weekly fee: $5.00

Required Materials:Geometry, Math Grade 10 LightUnit Set (1001-1010) via Christian Light Education(clp.org) $35/set


This is a one-year course in Geometry. There will be daily practice problems and homework. Quizzes/tests are to be proctored by a parent.


Algebra II

Teacher: Jodi Howell

Grade: 9th-12th Min 1/Max 15 

Weekly fee: $5.00

Required Materials:  Algebra II, Math Grade 11 LightUnit Set (1101-1110) via Christian Light Education(clp.org) $35/set


This will be a full-year course in advanced Algebra. There will be daily practice problems, and homework.  Quizzes/tests are to be proctored by a parent.


Jodi Howell has had a love of math since her youth. She has completed college-level Calculus I & II and statistics. She has an associate’s degree in mathematics and an associate’s degree in science from Kishwaukee College.


Consumer Math/Financial Literacy

Teacher: Jennifer Zellers

Grades: 9th-12th Min 3/Max 10

Weekly fee: $2.50 Supply fee: $15

Required materials: Laptop/computer may be needed in class and /or for homework 

We will explore earning, budgeting, reconciling your checkbook to the bank statement, saving, spending, paying taxes and many of the ways to do each.   We will be looking at credit and how to use it.  We will also look at the stock market and hopefully cryptocurrency. There will be homework.

I hope also to help students brainstorm, and start their own businesses in the second semester. Curriculum will be from a mixture of sources including the Bible, worksheets Choose fi Foundation, FDIC, Junior Achievement, and NGPF . Parents must supply for the first semester, either through purchase or library loan, a copy of Mover of Men and Mountains by R.G. LeTourneau,

I've homeschooled my 5 children for 32 years, graduated 4 (by summer 2022). I've been broke and I’ve been comfortable. I’ve learned it’s best to be content in either situation, though I prefer to be comfortable. I do not claim to know all there is about finance, but hope to be continually learning. (Mrs. Zellers) 


--Music--


General Music Ages 4-5 (FALL)

Teacher:  Kim Scott

Ages:  ages 4-5 Min 5/Max 10

Weekly fee:  $4.00 Supply fee:$5.00


No prerequisites needed. Any materials needed for General music classes will be communicated at the beginning of each week.


General Music Classes - will learn the building blocks of music including theory, ear training, singing, and basic instrument training. 


General Music Grades 1-3 (FALL)

Teacher:  Kim Scott

Grades: 1st-3rd Min 5/Max 10

Weekly fee:  $4.00 Supply fee:$5.00


No prerequisites needed. Any materials needed for General music classes will be communicated at the beginning of each week.


General Music Classes - will learn the building blocks of music including theory, ear training, singing, and basic instrument training. 


General Music Grades 4-6 (FALL)

Teacher:  Kim Scott

Grades: 4th-6th Min 5/Max 10

Weekly fee:  $4.00 Supply fee:$5.00


No prerequisites needed. Any materials needed for General music classes will be communicated at the beginning of each week.


General Music Classes - will learn the building blocks of music including theory, ear training, singing, and basic instrument training. 


Choir Grades 7-12 (FALL)

Teacher:  Kim Scott

Grades:  7th-12th Min 8/No Max 

Weekly fee:  $4.00 Supply fee:$8.00


Choir students will need to bring a pencil and water (if allowed).


Choir students will gain experience with proper vocal technique, basic music theory, and communication through song which will culminate with participation in the end of semester program.


I have a BS from Maranatha Baptist University and a MM from Northern IL University. I have previous teaching experience in Christian Schools as well as GRACE. I currently teach private piano lessons in Rochelle, and am very active in the music ministry of First Baptist Church in Rochelle. ~  Mrs Kim Scott


Overture to Music:Introduction to Music (SPRING)

Teacher: Allison Hilleson

Age- Grades:3yrs -K Min 2/Max 15

Weekly fee: $4.00

A beginning general music course.

Music is a beautiful gift from God that is all around us every day. 

This introduction to music uses John Feierabend’s First Steps in Music Curriculum. Students learn through song and story-based lessons utilizing singing, beat keeping, and movement. We use a base of folk songs and classical music supplementing with Sunday school songs and praise music.

The course follows a “workout” made up of pitch exploration, singing, movement explorations, dancing, and listening. Students will learn how to become Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful.


Feel that Beat: General Music (SPRING)

Teacher: Allison Hilleson

Grades:1st- 2nd Min 2/Max none

Weekly fee: $4.00

A general music course.

Music is a beautiful gift from God that is all around us every day. 

This general music course uses John Feierabend’s First Steps in Music Curriculum. Students learn through song and story-based lessons utilizing singing, beat keeping, movement, and folk dancing. We use a base of folk songs and classical music supplementing with Sunday school songs and praise music.

The course follows a “workout” made up of pitch exploration, singing, movement explorations, dancing, and listening. Students will continue to learn how to be Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful while learning basic music terminology


All in a Measure: General Music (SPRING)

Teacher: Allison Hilleson

Grades:3rd-4th Min 2/Max none

Weekly fee: $4.00

A general music course.

Music is a beautiful gift from God that is all around us every day. 

This general music course uses John Feierabend’s First Steps in Music Curriculum. Students learn through song and story-based lessons utilizing singing, beat keeping, movement, and folk dancing. We use a base of folk songs and classical music supplementing with Sunday school songs and praise music.

The course follows a “workout” made up of pitch exploration, singing, movement explorations, dancing, and listening. Students will continue to learn how to be Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful while learning basic music terminology, history, and styles.


Song of Praise Choir (SPRING)

Teacher: Allison Hilleson

Ages: 9 + years Min 2/ Max none

Weekly fee: $4.00 Supply fee:$10.00

Required materials: Folder or pencil to hold music and a pencil


Students will learn about music through singing together. Repertoire will include a variety of music from classical to sacred to pop for all ability levels.


Allison Hilleson holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Western Illinois University. She loves working with young musicians; singing, dancing, and playing together through music and believes that everyone can be musical. She believes that since music is everywhere in our world–in movies, at stores, on the radio, etc. and more importantly is a creation of God’s, it is meant to be understood and enjoyed.



*Intermediate Band

Teacher:  Becky Ackland

Ages:  all ages No Min/No Max

Weekly fee:  $5.00 

Supplies: Bring a working instrument and a music stand. Students must bring a working woodwind, brass, or approved percussion instrument. Students should provide necessary material such as cleaning cloths, cork grease, valve oil, and reeds in good condition. Book required is Essential Elements Book 1. Students should have mastered the art of playing notes on their instruments and will continue working out of Essential Elements 1


Students will develop individual skills and also participate in a group setting lifting praises to God with music.


*Advanced Band 

Teacher:  Becky Ackland

Ages: 9 and up with experience playing an instrument No Min/No Max

Weekly fee:  $5.00 

Supplies: Bring a working instrument and a music stand. Students must bring a working woodwind, brass, or approved percussion instrument. Students should provide necessary material such as cleaning cloths, cork grease, valve oil, and reeds in good condition. Book required is Essential Elements Book 2


Students will further develop individual skills and also participate in a group setting lifting praises to God with music.


Becky Ackland homeschooled her four amazing daughters since day one - all four have graduated college and are pursuing further education and careers. Becky is a 4H leader, has directed a handbell choir since 1983, sings and has played a variety of instruments, oboe was her favorite. College studies included an emphasis on special education and early childhood. She has worked with a variety of students locally and as far as London, England. **Psalm 71:14



--Physical Fitness--


*Preschool PE

Teacher: Cayce Groves

Ages 3 years-8 years old Min 5/Max 12

Weekly fee: $3.00 Supply fee: $3.00

Required materials:  gym/tennis shoes, clothes to be able to move in—no sandals/crocks/dress shoes


Preschoolers are designed to move and we will do this in this fun class incorporating music, games, stretching, and listening skills. 


*Elementary Gym and Sign Language

Teacher: Cayce Groves

Grades: 3rd -7th Min 5/Max 15

Weekly fee: $4.00

Required materials: water bottle, tennis shoes


Nothing better than joining with your friends to play new and old games and why not learn a new language while they are at it. This may be a strange combination but as learners this age learn best when on the move and I usually teach a younger sign language class and I thought why not combine both loves. We will focus on a new group of words and put them into practice during games and just have fun. I will also invite them to a google classroom with videos so they can learn on their own but not required and just being there for the fun is great too. We will be learning proper stretching, learning new active games and playing various sports in this class. Many things can be learned by leading an active life and we plan on keeping it going. 


My name is Cayce Groves and I have been a homeschool mom for 11 years of three children 16,13, and 11. I enjoyed competing in sports such as soccer through College and I still love to play. I also have a background in camp counseling where I learned lots of large group games and enjoy weightlifting, running, swimming, hiking and camping.   I also  have a Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Education and have been learning sign language since I was in middle school. 


Classical Tumbling (SPRING)

Teacher:  Donna Wagnaar

Ages:  4-18 Min 5/Max 18

Weekly Fee:  $4.00 Supply Fee:  $15.00

Required Materials:  Dress in loose fitting clothes


This class will focus on beginning to intermediate tumbling skills. 


Donna Wagnaar was trained under Margaret Scalfaro's School of Dance from 2004-2018. She also has over 15 years of experience training and teaching classical tumbling through her studio, Best is Yet to Come Creative Arts Studio and at GRACE. She also has been a part of multiple performances through Scalfaro's School of Dance, GRACE Programs and through City on a Hill Tumblers. Her tumblers have also had the privilege to participate in many local functions including Corn Fest, VBS's, Network of Nations picnics and the Kiwana's Talent Show. 


--Science--


*Elementary Science 

Teacher: Sarah Oliver

Grades: 1st-3rd Min 3/Max 10

Weekly fee: $5.00 Supply fee: $10


We will learn about God's creation in this class of active discovery.  Through the use of living books and hands-on experiments, we will make discoveries about force and motion, light, magnets, space, famous inventors, and more!


Sarah Oliver loves to make learning fun and active.  She taught elementary education for eight years and now homeschools her three children.  She has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Cedarville University.


Exploring Creation with Botany (FALL Semester Only)

Teacher:  Bridget Johnson

Grades:  4th-6th Min 4/Max 15

Weekly fee:  $4.50 Supply/Lab fee: $15 (includes notebooks) 

Supplies Required by Students:Exploring Creation with Botany by Jeannie Fulbright, pencil  


This class will introduce students to the fascinating world of Botany from a creationist-worldview.  We will explore many of the different plants and trees God placed on the earth for beauty and purpose.  There will be in class hands-on activities to emphasize learning.  Students will be expected to read a chapter and complete a notebook page each week.


Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 - Land Animals (SPRING ONLY)

Teacher:  Bridget Johnson

Grades:  4th-6th Min 4/Max 15

Weekly fee:  $4.50   Supply/Lab fee: $15 (includes notebooks)

Supplies Required by Students:Exploring Creation with Zoology 3 - Land Animals of the Sixth Day by Jeannie Fulbright, pencil


Students in this class will learn about animals from across the world that God created on the sixth day.  We will investigate wild animals, livestock, and creatures that move along the ground.  Students will be expected to read a chapter and complete a notebook page each week.


Exploring Creation with General Science 

Teacher:  Bridget Johnson

Grade Range: 7th -9th Min 4/Max 15 Students

Weekly fee: $5 Semester supply fee: $15.00

Supplies required by students: pencil, paper, folder or binder, Exploring Creation with General 

Science textbook and solutions manual, 3rd edition only, by Dr. Jay Wile.


Students in this class will be systematically introduced to the sciences and build skills!  We will cover the scientific method, simple machines, archeology, geology, paleontology, biology, human anatomy and physiology.  We will perform labs in class at GRACE.  Students will be asked to express what they have learned in written lab reports.  Parents are asked to proctor tests and the completion of study guides.  Homework will be collected and grades issued.  Teacher to grade all lab reports and tests.  


Exploring Creation with Physical  Science 

Teacher:  Bridget Johnson

Grade Range: 7th -9th Min 4/Max 15 Students

Weekly fee: $5 Semester supply fee: $15.00

Supplies required by students:pencil, paper, folder or binder, Exploring Creation with Physical Science textbook AND solutions manual, 3rd edition only (Apologia)


This course is an overview of basic matter and unit conversion, water, the hydrosphere, air, earth, lithosphere, weather, physics of motion, Newton's laws, circular motion and gravity, magnetism and electricity, radiation and atomic structure, sound and light, the age of the universe and astrophysics. We will perform labs in class at GRACE. Students will express what they have learned in a written lab report. Parents are asked to proctor tests and the completion of study guides. Teacher to grade all lab reports and tests. Written grades will be issued.  


+ Students may join at semester only with teacher’s permission.


Mrs. Johnson has a DPT in Physical Therapy.  She enjoys teaching science and making connections between science and Christian faith.  She has three active children who she has homeschooled from the beginning. 


Introduction to Robotics

Teacher:  Deneen Dale

Grades:  6th-12th Min 6/ Max 12 

Weekly fee:  $5.00 Semester supply fee: $15 (includes license to use 42.electronics)

Required Materials: Each group of 2 students will need a laptop computer or device for connecting to the internet.. Once the groups are assigned, we will make sure that someone from the group has these items to bring to class to aid in coding and programming. All other electronic equipment will be provided. We will be utilizing Google classroom for assignments and communication. 


We will be learning robotics together using a blend of structured systematic learning starting at the very beginning (using 42electronics.com as our guide) and a couple of class days per semester for open time with challenges and experimentation using robots. We will be using breadboards to complete circuits using various components, drawing schematics, and learning to program using Python utilizing the Raspberry Pi mini-computer.  The completion of this course earns ½ Robotics high school credit.  


Advanced Robotics

Teacher:  Deneen Dale

Grades:  8th-12th Min 1/Max 3  

Weekly fee:  $5.00 Semester supply fee: $25 (includes license to use 42.electronics)

**Students must have completed 42. electronics level A or Introduction to Robotics and be willing to work fairly independently during our class time. Please talk to Mrs. Dale to see if this class would be appropriate for your child before signing up.**


Students who loved Introduction to Robotics and really want to have an opportunity to continue learning will have a chance to do so! We will be continuing to use 42.electronics getting through much of Levels B, C, and D with the goal of building a working robot.  


While Mrs Dale is an experienced science and math teacher, this is a new area for her.  Drawing from the enthusiasm of her children, she is learning and willing to guide the students to explore this exciting material. 


Biology

Teacher:  Deneen Dale

Grades:  8th-12th Min 6/Max 20

Weekly fee:  $7.00 Lab supply fee:  $18  per semester

Required Materials:  Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd Edition textbook and Test and Solution Manual (purchased by parents) We will be utilizing Google classroom for assignments and communication. 

  ** Notice this is a newer version of the book that we have used in the past.** With this newer version, tests will be mostly matching, (including the dreaded vocabulary),  multiple choice, and true/false.  There will be just a few short answer questions for each module.  


Homework:  3-4 hours per week


Our weekly class time will be spent doing cool labs and activities that correspond with the homework that students will be doing during the week.  Activities/labs include culturing bacteria, DNA extraction, lots of dissections, cellular modeling, microscope work, and a lot more! (Longer class time of 1 hour and 10 minutes)


Physics

Teacher:  Deneen Dale

Grades:  10th-12th  (completion of Algebra I is required, but completion of geometry is very helpful)

Min 6/20

Weekly Fees:  $7.00 Supply Fees:  $15.00

Required Materials: Exploring Creation with Physics text and solution manual, Apologia 2nd ed., scientific calculator


Physics is Fun! As one of my favorite classes to teach, we will explore the principles of physics by experiencing them first hand. We will spend our weekly class time talking through the topics and doing labs to see them in action! A great college prep class. (Longer class time of 1 ½ hours)


Mrs. Dale has been teaching science for over 25 years in public school, homeschool, and college settings. She is currently employed as an online Biology and Chemistry instructor with HSLDA Online Academy as well as serving GRACE as a board co-chair and as a teacher.  She has also been privileged to serve homeschooling families by presenting at the Illinois Christian Homeschool Educators (ICHE) conference for the past number of years. Mrs. Dale has a BSEd in Biology and Chemistry Education and MSEd in Biology and Physical Science Education. She has been homeschooling her children and teaching at G.R.A.C.E. since 2004 and has graduated their oldest three of four children.   


Chemistry and Physics for high school students is on a two-year rotation.


Anatomy and Physiology 

Teacher:  Bridget Johnson

Grades:  10th-12th Min 1/Max 15

Weekly fee:  $6.00 Supply/Lab fee: $15

Required Materials: To be ordered by students/parents. Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body (Apologia - 2nd Edition) Text and Solutions Manual; The Anatomy Coloring Book by Kaplan Publishing (5th, 6th, or 7th  edition)


Prerequisites: One year of Biology required, and one year of Chemistry recommended but can get by without.  Homework: 3-4 hours per week.


This class will cover the anatomy and physiology of the human body's 11 organ systems in detail, including the reproductive system.  We will do lab experiments using microscopes and also blood typing.  If you think you want to go into the medical field this is a course for you! (Longer class time of 1 ½ hours)


Mrs. Johnson has a DPT in Physical Therapy.  She has taught this class at GRACE for 5 years now.  She has three active children who she has homeschooled from the beginning.  She loves to teach anatomy!