Colorful Book Spines
Old Globe

World History

American History

Civics (1 year class)

Current Events

Geography/World Cultures

Middle School Writing

Intro to Writing

British Lit.

American Lit.

Advanced Writing & Grammar (Jr's and Sr's only)

Student Writing

*Art 1 & Art 2

*Economics & Personal Finance

Spanish 1

American Sign Language 1 & 2

*Speech

Photography

*Health and Safety

Apologetics

Personal/Home Safety & Sustainability Skills

*Denotes Required Core 

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Math Class

Pre-Algebra

Algebra 1

Geometry

Algebra 2

Pre-Calculus

Science Class

Physical Science

Biology

Chemistry

Physics 

Anatomy & Physiology

Teacher Writing a Formula on a Blackboard
Open Notebook
 

Mathematics Classes

4 Credits Required

Pre-Algebra 

Teacher:​ Rebekah Hollaway - hollawayfamily@yahoo.com

Tuition:​ $550 per year
Textbook:​ TBD
​Other required materials:​ Scientific calculator required. (Teacher will be using TI-84. This is preferred, but not required until Algebra 1.)

Course Description: This course is designed for 7th & 8th grade students to give them a proper foundation for all high school math courses. This course will meet or exceed the state standards. Course will include projects along with course material.

The course will cover the real number system, algebraic expressions, scientific notation, equations/inequalities, ratios, proportions, functions and linear relationships, systems of equations, & probability and statistics. This course will also lay the groundwork for geometry. Word problems & projects will connect learning to real life situations.

Algebra 1 

Teacher:​ Rebekah Hollaway - hollawayfamily@yahoo.com

Tuition: $550 per year
Textbook:​ BJU Press Algebra 1 ​3rd edition​ (Note: this is an update from the edition used recently. You’ll need the new edition with the blue cover.)
​Other required materials:​ TI-84 calculator REQUIRED.
Course Description: This is a fast paced course with little time for remediation, so students must have a solid mathematics foundation. If you aren’t sure if your child is ready for Algebra 1, BJU offers a copy of the IOWA 8th grade Mathematics Test that you can purchase online for $18 to assess their readiness: https://www.bjupresshomeschool.com/product/168203 
Algebra 1 develops an understanding of algebra by justifying methods and by explaining how to solve problems. This edition introduces students to mathematical concepts early that they will continue to develop through their other math courses. Calculator instruction will be provided. Topics to be covered include: graphing, systems of equations, polynomials, radicals, & factoring. 
Each quarter, students receive a syllabus with all their assignments for the chapters that will be covered. Updated score reports are sent following every test. 

Geometry

Teacher:​ Natalie Lively - lovethelordlively@gmail.com
Tuition:​ $500  per year
Textbook:​ To be determined by May
Prerequisite: ​Student should have completed an Algebra 1 class with a B average or higher.
Class Description: ​  This is a comprehensive geometry course that covers the following topics: geometric structure, inductive reasoning with proofs, parallel and perpendicular lines, transversals, congruent and similar triangles and triangle relationships, quadrilaterals, right angle triangles and trig ratios, transformations, circles, area and volume, probability and measurement. Calculator instruction will be provided where appropriate using TI-84. Many of these topics will be very helpful as ACT prep. We will be working at a rapid college prep pace, but I do believe students can be successful when working diligently. 
Students must have internet access at home for this course to be effective as we will also be utilizing online structures to track assignments and for parents to access grades in addition to extra teaching support throughout the week. 
Note: The students will have an August pre-course assignment to complete and review before the first day to help get them on the right foot for the year. 

 

Algebra 2

Teacher:​ Rebekah Hollaway - hollawayfamily@yahoo.com

Tuition:​ $550 per year
Textbook:​  BJU Press Algebra 2 3rd edition (This is an updated version of the textbook. The cover has a railroad track with an X on it. Used copies should be available online.) 
ISBN: 978-1-60682-198-5 

Other Required Materials:​ TI-84 calculator REQUIRED and will be used by the instructor. Although the calculator is expensive, it is permitted on ACT/SAT and will take students through their college math.
Prerequisites:​ Must be proficient in Algebra 1 (grade of B or higher) and have had or be concurrently enrolled in Geometry to enroll in this class.
Course Description: ​ This class will be a rigorous course with the last quarter devoted to Trigonometry. Because of the fast-paced nature of this course, there will be little time for remediation, so students must be proficient in basic Algebra concepts and Geometry is a required prerequisite (may be taken concurrently). Focus will be on understanding the math process before using calculator programs. 
Algebra 2 covers concepts such as linear, quadratic, polynomial, radical, and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and probability and statistics. Complex numbers are also covered throughout the text. Two new chapters cover matrix features and sequencing and series. New features include carefully selected Internet keyword searches for helping students locate online tools and enrichment, college entrance test preparation questions, Technology Corners emphasizing the use of graphing calculators and spreadsheets, and optional programming projects. 
Each quarter, students receive a syllabus with all their assignments for the chapters that will be covered. Updated score reports are sent following every test.

Pre-Calculus

Teacher: Natalie Lively - lovethelordlively@gmail.com

Tuition: $550 per year

Textbook: BJU Press PreCalculus ISBN: 1-57924-614-1 (May purchase used book online. This is the one with the red cover.)

Other Required Materials: TI-84 calculator REQUIRED and will be the only one used by the instructor.

Prerequisites: Must be proficient in Algebra 1 (grade of B or higher) and have completed both Geometry and Algebra 2.

Course Description:This course will start where Algebra 2 left off: Trigonometry. It includes a review of previous high school math concepts so it is a great review! We will spend time in polynomials, complex numbers, conic sections and polar graphs. The last quarter will be dedicated to Calculus concepts. This will prepare students for college level math courses. ACT prep will be sprinkled throughout the year.

Science Classes

3 Credits Required

Physical Science
Teacher: ​Dwight Daugherty - teach5460@gmail.com

Tuition:​ $500 per year
Textbook:​  Textbook Glencoe Physical Science by Charles William Mclaughlin
ISBN-10 : 0078945836 ISBN-13 : 978-0078945830 get it used or rent for approximately $20 

Class Description:​  This course is intended as an introduction to physics and chemistry. The first semester will consist of two units involving the structure of atoms, electron shell structure and how and why reactions occur. The organization of the periodic table will be explained. We will learn basic nomenclature as well. After this, we will explore chemical reactions, acids and bases, and introduce solutions. The second semester, also two units, will consist of an introduction to physics. We will learn several math skills such as rearranging equations and calculator usage. We will explore matter and energy, how they are interchanged and move. Motion and Newton's Laws will be discussed and we will end up with an introduction to simple electricity and magnetism. 

Biology

Teacher:Teacher: ​Ashley Edge - mrsashleyedge@gmail.com

Tuition:​  $560/year (this includes lab fees)

Textbook:​ Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd Edition by Vicki Dincher

Class Description: Through both lectures and labs, this college-prep high school biology course will provide an understanding of the biological world giving a detailed introduction to the scientific method, classification, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, ecosystems, and more. This course will provide opportunities for laboratory investigations through experimentation, field studies, microscopy, and dissections. The heavy emphasis on vocabulary and the scientific method will prepare students for scientific discussions, following high school and university laboratory sciences, and provide a foundation to investigate, discuss, and understand the wonders of creation. 

Chemistry

Teacher:​ Dwight Daugherty - teach5460@gmail.com
Tuition: $550/year this includes tuition and supply fee

Textbook:  Textbook: Modern Chemistry by Raymond E Davis & Holt Rinehart And Winston ISBN-13: 978-0030511226 ISBN-10: 0030511224 
(available on Amazon or Abebooks.com, generally less than $20) 

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Course Description: Chemistry is the study of the structure and composition of matter that makes up all things and their environment. Chemistry also deals with the study of the changes of matter and the mechanisms by which changes occur. This class will cover topics such as elements, compounds and the structure of matter. We will look at chemical reactions, solution chemistry and acids and bases. Time permitting, we will also study nuclear chemistry. Virtual labs as well as basic standard chemistry labs will be a part of this course. Lab reports will be required at times which will involve organizing data and answering questions for the selected experiment. 

Physics

Teacher: ​Dwight Daughtery - teach5460@gmail.com

Tuition: $500/year includes tuition and supply fee

Textbook:  Free online.  CK-12 Interactive Physics for High School | CK-12 Foundation (ck12.org)Physics: Principles with Applications, by Douglas Giancoli 
ISBN-10 : 032162592 ISBN-13 : 978-0321625922 
(available on Amazon and Abebooks for about $20)
 

Course Description: While this is intended as a college prep course, it will also serve as an introduction to the discipline of physics.  We will be be learning/ reviewing  basic trig functions, exploring acceleration and velocity, one and two dimensional motion and the problems associated with each.  The final unit will consist of exploration in momentum then energy (all types) and a deeper introduction to electricity, circuits and magnetism.  Completion of this course should adequately prepare you for College Physics I.

Anatomy & Physiology

Teacher: ​Ashley Edge - mrsashleyedge@gmail.com

Tuition: $560/year includes tuition and lab fee

Textbook:   Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body 2nd Edition by Shannon and Yunis, Advanced Biology 2nd Edition Test pages (turned in the first week of class), Kaplan Medical Anatomy Coloring Book 8th Edition 

Course Description:Through lectures and labs, this course will provide an advanced study of the human body’s 11 organ systems. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the organizational levels of the human body from a single cell to the 11 major organ systems: skeletal, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, muscular, integumentary, lymphatic, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive. This course is rigorous enough to prepare the student for college-level work. If completed in its entirety, including documenting all labs in a lab notebook, this course can be counted as an honors class. 
*NOTE: Parents should be aware that the reproductive system is covered in detail through accurate and respectful illustrations and descriptions. 

English Classes

4 Credits Required

Middle School Writing and Grammar

Teacher: LouAnne Williamson - danandlouanne@comcast.net

Tuition: $500 for the year

Textbook: Writer Source

Course Description: This course offers an introduction to persuasive, expository, narrative, and summary writing. In addition, creative writing exercises will be employed to help hone students' skills. A focus on grammar with an emphasis upon usage will also regularly be incorporated.

Introduction to Writing

Teacher: ​LouAnne Williamson - danandlouanne@comcast.net​
Tuition & Supply Fee: ​$500 per year
Course Description: ​Beginning writing covers several areas of writing, but places emphasis on the essay and research report. This class is designed for students who are new to essay writing/research or who struggle with the process. Students will become familiar with the writing process – formulating a purpose, identifying their audience, finding their voice, choosing/proper use of words, and selecting and using research resources.
Writing units covered:
--Personal Narrative Essay Writing (Memory of a Person, “Unpeopled” Memory)

--Subject Essay Writing (Description of a place, Eyewitness Account)
--Creative Writing (Poetry, Monologue Writing)
--Persuasive Writing (Persuasive Essay, Editorial)
--Academic Writing (Expository Essay, Essay to Compare, Process Essay)

--Writing About Literature (Book Review, Extended Literary Analysis)
--Research Writing (Precise Writing, Abstract, Research Paper)
--Workplace Writing (Business Letter, Instructions, Fund-raising/Support Letters)
Depending on how quickly the students grasp the concepts, the class may spend more or less time on varying units. If there is time, a journalism unit, tribute writing, and other assignments will be added. I will adjust the timetable for each writing unit accordingly. Punctuation, mechanics, and grammar are incorporated each week into the students’ work.
Suggested Grade Levels: ​8t​h​, 9t​h,​ and 10t​h

American Literature

Teacher: ​LouAnne Williamson - danandlouanne@comcast.net
Tuition & Supply Fee: ​$500 per year
Course Description: ​The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the major authors and movements of American literature from the pre-colonial times to the present. The class will explore many aspects of American literature—fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and the novel. The works will be approached in chronological order, and the corresponding history surrounding each work will be studied. Students will learn to use analytical and critical thinking skills. Students will become familiar with writing essays, extended literary analysis, and a research paper in relation to the works being studied.
Suggested Grade Levels: ​ This class is open to 9t​h​ grade and higher.

 

British Literature

Teacher: ​LouAnne Williamson - danandlouanne@comcast.net​
Tuition & Supply Fee: ​$500 per year
Course Description: ​The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the major authors and movements of British literature. The class will start with ​Beowulf​, which is widely considered to be the first important work of British literature, through William Golding’s 1954 classic, ​Lord of the Flies​. The class will explore many aspects of British literature—fiction, poetry, drama, and the novel. The works will be approached in chronological order, and the corresponding history surrounding each work will be studied. Students will learn to use analytical and critical thinking skills. Students will become familiar with writing essays, extended literary analysis, and a research paper in relation to works being studied.
Suggested Grade Levels: ​ This class is open to 9t​h​ grade and higher.

Advanced Writing and Grammar

Teacher: ​Becky Newton - ​rebecca.newton@sbcglobal.net

Tuition & Supply Fee:​ $500 per year plus $50 printing fee
Textbook: Teacher will email you directly about the textbook before the start of the year.

Course Description:​ This course develops collegiate-level writing skills through practice, correction and revision.  In addition to essays, research papers and other composition assignments, students review ACT English test questions and learn the College Board’s Top 100 vocabulary words. Grammar exercises address fundamental rules needed in writing and assessed on the ACT English section.  Throughout the course, students will be exposed to great writing to help them appreciate the power and beauty of the written word.

**NOTE: This course is designed for high school seniors and juniors **

Social Studies

3 Credits Required

World History

Teacher: ​Harlen Bell - ustazalazim@gmail.com

Tuition: ​$450/year
Textbook:​ "World History" BJU Press, 4th Edition, Dennis Bolinger. ​There will be weekly notetaking of the class lecture; assigned readings; and weekly quizzes. Weekly quizzes will cover the readings and the lecture.​

Course Description:  Class will emphasize understanding university style teaching and embracing university level expectations of behavior and effort.  Discussion will be encouraged. It is expected that the students want to obtain a grasp of their subjects that will make them superlative citizens. Each class is intended to help transition and equip home school students to meet the academic expectations of the typical college instructor. (This is World History with emphasis on Western Civilization.)

American History (2nd Period)

Teacher: ​Harlen Bell - ustazalazim@gmail.com
Tuition: ​$400/year
Textbook:​ "United States History" BJU Press, 4th Edition, Timothy Keesee and Mark Sidwell. ​American history is presented in two sections in two years. The early American history section ends at the beginning of the Civil War. The modern American history section will begin with the Civil War and go to the present. There will be weekly notetaking of the class lecture; assigned readings; and weekly quizzes.

Course Description:  Class will emphasize understanding university style teaching and embracing university level expectations of behavior and effort.  Discussion will be encouraged. It is expected that the students want to obtain a grasp of their subjects that will make them superlative citizens. Each class is intended to help transition and equip home school students to meet the academic expectations of the typical college instructor. 

Civics

**This is a Full Year Course: ½ credit for Civics, ½ credit political science/career focus/elective

Teacher: ​Harlen Bell - ustazalazim@gmail.com

Tuition: ​$400/year

Textbook: Exploring Government; Ray Notgrass. 

Course Description:  Students will be challenged to examine recent and current actions in government in light of the Constitution. Class will emphasize understanding university style teaching and embracing university level expectations of behavior and effort. Discussion will be encouraged. It is expected that the students want to obtain a grasp of their subjects that will make them superlative citizens. Each class is intended to help transition and equip home school students to meet the academic expectations of the typical college instructor. 

Current Events

Teacher: ​Harlen Bell - ustazalazim@gmail.com
Tuition: ​$400/year

Textbook: No textbook required.

Course Description:  The student will need to have access to the Internet at home to find and write up four news stories for every class for discussion. The student will be asked to write up a sentence describing each of the following: who, what, when, where, how, sometimes, why for their selections. They will need this for four news events from locally, state, nationally, internationally. The student will be asked to brief on their news reports in a discussion format. 

**Presuppositions and Assumptions: Mr. Bell approaches each of his classes from a Judeo-Christian worldview. It is assumed that Western Civilization has been on balance as exceptional human achievement; the US Constitution is an exceptional human achievement and that the United States, on balance, has been an exceptional force for good in history with the good and the bad honestly presented.

Goals:   To teach American History, World History, Civics, Current Events and Personal/Residential Protection and Sustainability Skills classes with emphasis on producing well educated and informed citizens. Mr. Bell hopes to pass on his love of the history of the United States and western civilization as well as his admiration of the unique constitutional framework of our state and federal governments. 

Geography/World Cultures

Teacher: Becky Newton -rebecca.newton@sbcglobal.net

Tuition: $500 per year plus $50 printing and supply fee

Textbook: Teacher will email you directly about the textbook before the start of the year.

Course Description: This course is designed to create a sense of curiosity and wonder for the amazing world we live in. By exploring places and cultures around the world, students will gain a global perspective and will learn to appreciate the connections among people, places and environments. Students will learn a variety of map skills as well as the five themes of geography - location, place, human-environment interaction, movement and region.

Electives/Required Core

*Core Credits Required

(6 Additional Elective Credits Required for Graduation)

Economics - Principles & Practice:

Economics Principles & Practice*

Economics - Principles and Practice (Semester Class—FALL)
● Course will satisfy Economics 1⁄2 credit graduation requirement.
● This course can fulfill the 1⁄2 credit Personal Finance graduation requirement.
Teacher: ​Kim Magnus - magfam7@cs.com
Tuition: ​$250/semester plus $25 supply fee
Textbook:​ ​Exploring Economics​ by: Ray Notgrass; ​Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?​; ​Financial Fitness for Life ​Student Workbook 
Course Description: ​Economics was NOT my favorite class in college; but as an adult I learned that it includes helpful content that is needed for navigating life today. So for those two reasons I set out to design a course that would teach the necessary content but also teach in such a way that students would leave my class saying, “This was one of my favorite classes and one of my most practical courses from high school! We not only cover principles of economics but practical skills and labs that teach how to apply the principles. Some of the topics we will cover include current economic issues, world economies, inflation, supply and demand, taxes, famous entrepreneurs and economists. Econ labs and group projects will include a stock project contest to buy/sell/track the stock market, a budgeting project, selecting a career path, paying taxes, and managing saving and spending. We will be using hands-on, real life situations. Throughout the semester, events will be introduced at random that students have to incorporate in their budget so that they feel the effects of life circumstances 0n their budget (a foolish purchase, credit card interest, car repair, medical bill, high phone bill, vacation expense, food costs, restaurant spending, etc.). I include as much real life practice into this class as possible so that they can learn how economics relates to and affects them in real life. We end the semester with a guest speaker who uses his recent visit to Cuba to contrast living in a Socialist economy with living in a Capitalistic economy.
Grade Level:​ 10th – 12t​h

Health, Life, and Consumer Science:

Health , Life, and Consumer Science*

Health, Life, and Consumer Science (Semester Class—SPRING)
Note: Course can fulfill the 1⁄2 credit Health graduation requirement or 1/2 credit elective/career focus.
Teacher: ​Kim Magnus - ​magfam7@cs.com
Tuition: ​$250/semester plus $25 supply fee
Textbook: ​No textbook required
Course Description: ​THIS is a class I have wanted to teach for a long time. It covers a long list of those things we want our kids to know before they leave home but sometimes we just don’t seem to get the time to teach them to our kids. The outline for this class comes from life lessons we have learned along the way – sometimes the hard way; and also from a survey of graduate who have answered by question “What do you wish you had known before you left home?” This class is a perfect follow up to Economics, but Economics class is NOT a prerequisite for this class. (We do cover most of the practical finance skills in Econ so I will not be duplicating that part in the new class.)
This class is project-driven with guest speakers and a couple of field trips. 
Our guest speakers have included a nurse, a mechanic, a human resource administrator, a youth pastor, an EMT, an FBI agent, and an admission counselor from a university.
NOTE:​ this class can fulfill the semester Health credit or a semester of Career Electives credit.

Grade Level: ​upperclassmen preferred

Personal/Residential Protection and Sustainability Skills:  

(Fall Semester Class)

½ Career Focus/Elective Credit

*Open To Students and HOPE Parents*

Teacher: Harlen Bell - ustazalazim@gmail.com

Tuition: $200/semester

Textbook: No books required.  

Class Description: Personal safety knowledge for an uncertain age. Covers: Arkansas law regarding self-defense; thief proofing techniques for apartments, dormitories and homes and autos; situational awareness in the smartphone age; protecting devices from intrusion and limiting monitoring. Information that law enforcement uses and citizens need to know. More information can be obtained by contacting Mr. Bell.

Oral Communication:

Oral Communication*

Introduction to Speech (Semester Class—FALL)
Teacher: ​Victoria Baker - victoria@bakerresidence.com
Tuition & Supply Fee combined: ​$260/semester (The supply fee covers extensive handouts and other supplies for the class).
Textbook: ​No textbook required. Each student should bring a 3-ring binder with pockets and paper for notes and handouts. Materials will be drawn from a variety of sources. Access to a computer and printer is needed.
Course Description: ​Never has there been a more important time for skilled communicators! Students will learn the mechanics and development of platform, limited preparation, and interpretive speeches. The focus is for each student to be able to develop and deliver a good speech. There will be practice in delivery, with an abundance of encouragement! Your student will build confidence, learn timeless techniques, learn ethical research principles, apply structure to their thoughts, expand their speaking skills, and have fun!
Grade Level: ​The class is open to students in grades 9-12

Foreign Language/Elective/Career Focus:

Apologetics

Teacher: Victoria Baker - victoria@bakerresidence.com

Tuition & Supply Fee: $260/semester (The supply fee covers extensive handouts, and a paperback copy of Josh McDowell’s More Than a Carpenter)

Textbook: The reading requirement (More than a Carpenter) will be provided. Each student should bring a 3-ring binder with pockets and paper for notes and handouts, and a Bible. The students will also need a stack of 3x5 cards and a container/box for them. 

Course Description: What is apologetics? Miriam Webster defines it a “systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine)”. How do you defend the tough questions about Jesus from family and friends? Perhaps your student is the one asking the tough questions. We will explore the questions of the Christian faith by developing 3 x 5 cards for study, by discussing the topics in class, by role playing the part of the antagonist, and by relating those truths to popular culture in books, movies, and music. We will learn how to discover what lies beneath the question being asked, to show compassion in our answers, and to speak the truth in love. 

Spanish 1

Teacher: Maria Mercedes Rodriguez - mmrodriguez@ualr.edu

Tuition: $500/year

Textbook: Plazas - Teacher will provide

Course Description: This course is for students with little to no knowledge of Spanish. Instruction will focus on correct pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability.

Intro to American Sign Language

Teacher: ​Becky Newton - rebecca.newton@sbcglobal.net

Tuition & Supply Fee: $500 per year plus $50 printing & supply fee

Textbook: Teacher will email you directly about the textbook before the start of the year.

Course Description: American Sign Language has a rich vocabulary and grammar unique from any spoken language. This course is designed to give a basic language foundation in ASL. The course will cover a brief history of ASL, the alphabet, fingerspelling, vocabulary and grammar. The class will also provide students with opportunities to connect with the deaf community to practice what they are learning. At the end of the course, they will be provided with ideas and resources for how they can continue to practice and retain what they’ve learned.

American Sign Language 2

Teacher: ​Becky Newton - rebecca.newton@sbcglobal.net

Tuition & Supply Fee: $500 per year plus $50 printing & supply fee

Textbook: Teacher will email you directly about the textbook before the start of the year.

Course Description: This course continues the study and practice of basic skills initiated in Introduction to American Sign Language. Emphasis will be placed on conversational practice to build both expressive and receptive skills. Students will continue to develop and apply language skills and cultural knowledge of ASL with opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and interaction with the local deaf community. 

Prerequisite: American Sign Language 1

 

Fine Arts/Elective/Career Focus:

Fine Arts*

Art 1 

Teacher:​ Cary Collins - Caryccollins@comcast.net​
Tuition: ​$500/year plus $50 supply fee
Course Description: ​The goal of this class is to build your student’s confidence through a positive experience with art. We will explore the seven elements of art with projects using pastels, acrylics, watercolor, plaster, and more!

​NOTE: ½ Fine Arts Credit Option, ½ Career Focus/Elective Credit 

Art 2

Teacher:​ Cary Collins - Caryccollins@comcast.net​
Tuition: ​$500/year plus $50 supply fee
Course Description: ​This class will build on what we learned in Art 1 as we explore the seven principles of Art. The goal is to challenge us more in both skill and originality.
Prerequisite:​ Art 1

NOTE: ½ Fine Arts Credit Option, ½ Career Focus/Elective Credit 

Photography

(Semester Class- SPRING)

Teacher: ​Kim Magnus - ​magfam7@cs.com
Tuition: ​$250/semester plus $25 supply fee
Textbook: ​No textbook required; teacher will provide materials
Course Description: ​I want students to fall in love with capturing life through the lens of the camera. I will introduce students to the technical and artistic aspects of photography as well as the basics of composition. We will study techniques used for good photography in specific settings including sports and action, macro, portraits, and landscape/nature. Some class time will be devoted to use of post-production editing software. In addition to lecture, the class includes hands-on labs, field trips, portfolio development, and a photography contest at the end of the year. Students must bring a digital camera to class each week. Please do not buy a new camera for this class. Learn to use the camera you have and then make an educated decision about whether or not to purchase a different camera.
Note:​ This course will satisfy the 1⁄2 credit Fine Arts requirement or 1⁄2 credit of Career Focus