Home Run Ministries Courses
and Descriptions for 2014 - 2015

 

Academic Classes for Students in Grades 6-12

Both Mondays and Wednesdays

All English literature books will be rented for a nominal fee per year; a couple of other books will either be rented from Home Run or invoiced to parents.


HRM Book List, 2014-2015

HRM Literature Selections, 2014 - 2015




Supply Lists, 2014 -2015

Summer Reading for English Students 2014


First Period (8:15 AM – 9:45 AM)

8 classes + study hall

Basic English (Mrs. Carman)(Gr. 6-8)

Introductory composition, literature, grammar, and vocabulary [See HRM Literature Selections 2014-2015.]

 

English 1 (Mrs. Edge or Armistead)(Gr. 7-9)

Intermediate essay writing, literature interpretation, grammar, vocabulary, and study skills [See HRM Literature Selections 2014-2015.]

 

Pre-Algebra (Mrs. Cunningham)(MS) Currently full, with waiting list

A review of all arithmetic concepts, introductory algebra and related topics, and geometry concepts

 

Algebra 1 (Mrs. Watts) (MS or HS) Currently full, with waiting list

Algebraic problem solving for first- and second-degree equations covering a variety of applications from geometry to practical word problems

 

Geometry (Mrs. Teel) (HS) Currently full, with waiting list

Basic concepts of plane geometry—parallel and intersecting lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles, which will be integrated with algebra concepts consistent with the type of geometry problems that appear on the Scholastic AptitudeTest for college admission. 


Pre-requisite:  Algebra 1


Physics (Mrs. von Dohlen)(HS)

The study of Newton’s laws of motion, kinematics, dynamics, forces, work, energy, conservation laws, thermodynamics, electricity, electronics, electromagnetic energy, optics, quantum physics,& nuclear physics.  

Pre-requisites:  Alg. 1 & 2; Lab fee:  $50

 

Biology (Mrs. Cline) (HS)

Study of cellular biology, genetics, creationism, taxonomy, microbiology, botany, zoology, and human anatomy.

Lab fee:  $50

 

Second Period (9:50 AM-11:20 AM)

8 classes + study hall

English 1 (Mrs. Edge) (Gr. 7-9) Currently full, with waiting list

Intermediate essay writing, literature interpretation, grammar, vocabulary, and study skills [See HRM Literature Selections 2014-2015.]

 

English 2 (Mrs. Carman) (Gr. 9-10) Currently full, with waiting list

High school-level essay writing, literature analysis, grammar, and vocabulary [See HRM Literature Selections 2014-2015.]

 

English 3 and 4 (Mrs. Ates) (Gr. 10-12)

College-preparatory level composition, literature analysis, grammar, and vocabulary. [See HRM Literature Selections 2014-2015.]


Basic Math (Mrs. Thorsen) (MS)

Review of arithmetic concepts/skills with emphasis on mastering and applying percents.

 

Algebra 2 (Mrs. Teel) (HS) Currently full, with waiting list

Techniques for solving and graphing any equation or relation--covering logarithmic, exponential, and basic trigonometric relations. 

Pre-requisite:  Algebra 1

 

Middle School World History (Mrs. Czarnik) (MS)

Study of world history from a Christian perspective from the Renaissance, to the Reformation, to the Birth of Nations.  Students will read several historical novels about this period.

 

World History (Mrs. Tierney) (HS) Currently full, with waiting list

After a brief review of the course of human history through the Renaissance, the course focuses on the forces, people, and events that have shaped the modern world.  Although the course surveys Indian, Asian, and African history, the emphasis is on western civilization.

 

Physical Science (Mrs. von Dohlen) (MS or HS)

Study of introductory physics of motion, Newton’s laws, gravity, and the principles of chemistry. 

Pre-requisite:  Space and Earth Science and Pre-Algebra

Lab fee:  $40 


Biology (Mrs. Cline) (HS)

Study of cellular biology, genetics, creationism, taxonomy, microbiology, botany, zoology, and human anatomy.

Lab fee:  $50

 

Third Period (12:00 noon – 1:30 PM)

8 classes + study hall

English 2 (Mrs. Carman) (Gr. 9-11)

High school-level essay writing, literature analysis, grammar, and vocabulary [See HRM Literature Selections 2014-2015.]

 

Algebra 1 (Mrs. Watts) (MS or HS)

Algebraic problem solving for first- and second-degree equations covering a variety of applications from geometry to practical word problems.

Pre-requisite:  Pre-Algebra

 

Pre-Calculus (Mrs. Cunningham) (HS)

Topics in algebra ranging from polynomial, rational, and exponential functions to conic sections; trigonometry concepts such as Law of Sines and Cosines; analytic geometry and calculus concepts such as limits, derivatives, and integrals.   Important if planning to take college algebra or college pre-calculus class.

Pre-requisites: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry

 

Middle School History (Mrs. Czarnik) (MS)

Study of world history from a Christian perspective from the Renaissance, to the Reformation, to the Birth of Nations.  Students will read several historical novels about this period.


Government (first semester) and Economics (second semester) (Mrs. Tierney) (Upper High School)

Study of the foundations, structures, and functions of the political and governmental system of the United States from a Christian perspective. Introductory principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, emphasison the American system of free enterprise capitalism and the Biblical principles of work, wealth, and stewardship. 

 

Health (Mrs. Thorsen) (MS)  Currently full, with waiting list

Study of fitness involving skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems; mental health involving the nervous system; and safety, first aid, drug abuse, and interpersonal relationships.  The class period will include classroom instruction in various physical fitness activities.

(High school students may take this class, but this can count as one of the middle school sciences.)

 

Anatomy and Physiology (Dr. Pagano)

Study of the systems of the body.

Pre-requisite:  Biology and students must be 16 years of age or older and in grade 11 or grade 12; no exceptions    

Lab fee:  $50

 

Physical Science (Mrs. von Dohlen) (MS or HS)

Study of introductory physics of motion, Newton’s laws, gravity, and the principles of chemistry.

Pre-requisite:  Space and Earth Science and Pre-Algebra   Lab fee:  $40


Geometry (Mrs. Teel) (HS)

Basic concepts of plane geometry—parallel and intersecting lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles, which will be integrated with algebra concepts consistent with the type of geometry problems that appear on the Scholastic AptitudeTest for college admission. 


Pre-requisite:  Algebra 1

 

 

Fourth Period (1:35 PM – 3:05 PM)

8 classes + study hall



English 1 (Mrs. Armistead)(Gr. 7-9)

Intermediate essay writing, literature interpretation, grammar, vocabulary, and study skills [See HRM Literature Selections 2014-2015.]

 

English 2 (Mrs. Carman) (Gr. 9-11)

High school-level essay writing, literature analysis, grammar, and vocabulary [See HRM Literature Selections 2014-2015.]

 

Pre-Algebra (Mrs. Cunningham) (MS)

A review of all arithmetic concepts, introductory algebra and related topics, and geometry concepts

 

Middle School History (Mrs. Czarnik) (MS)

A study of world history from a Christian perspective from the Renaissance, to the Reformation, to the Birth of Nations.  Students will read several historical novels about this period.

 

Geography (Mrs. Tierney) (HS)

Study of various cultural regions for a Biblical understanding of the earth, its people, and its resources; full-year course (This is often considered a 9th grade course; older students may also take this course.)

 

Space and Earth Science (Mrs. Watts) (MS) Currently full, with waiting list

Study of the earth—the atmosphere, the celestial sphere (outer space), the lithosphere (the solid part of the earth), and the hydrosphere.      

Lab fee:  $40


General Science (Mrs. Cline) (MS)

Examination of the scientific method, designing experiments, and studying simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology

Lab fee:  $40

 

Chemistry (Mrs. von Dohlen) (HS) Currently full, with waiting list

Study of the foundation of atomic structure, bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, nomenclature, kinetic theory, solutions, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, organic and biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry 

Pre-requisite:  Algebra 1, Lab fee:  $50




Tuesday only Academic Classes
for Students in Grades 6-12

 

First Period (12:30 PM-2:00 PM)

 

Latin 1—Middle School (Mrs. Czarnik)

Basic sight-reading, grammar, vocabulary, and Roman culture using book 1 of the Cambridge Latin Series, humorous antics of Ceacilus’s family and friends in Pompeii, and multimedia presentations.

 

Spanish 1 (To be announced)

For students in grades 9-12 and advanced 8th graders.  Study of language development, vocabulary, introductory grammar, and culture; emphasis on conversational Spanish, but reading/ writing included.

 

Public Speaking (Mrs. Ates) (MS or HS)

Preparation and giving of speeches—extemporaneous, informative, persuasive ceremonial, and testimonial.

 

World Religions (Mrs. Tierney) (MS or HS)

Study of major non-Christian religions of today—Judaism, Islam, Eastern religions, atheism, and secular humanism.  Additional studies in Christian apologetics focused upon the Biblical, historical, scientific, and philosophical proofs for Christianity.

 

Environmental Science  (Mrs. Marguerite Armistead) (MS or HS)

Gardeners or wrecking balls? Make scientifically informed decisions concerning the world with this course designed to use analytical and critical thinking skills to explore God’s Earth from the macro-scale to the micro-scale, from ecological systems to biogeochemical systems, from renewable to nonrenewable energy sources, from waste that fertilizes to hazardous waste, and more.




Second Period (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)

 

Latin 2—Middle School (Mrs. Czarnik)

Expanding sight-reading skills, grammar, vocabulary, and Roman culture using book 2 of the Cambridge Latin Series, travels to Britannia and exotic Egypt, and multimedia presentations.

 

Spanish 2 (To be announced) (HS)

Study of language development, vocabulary, introductory grammar, and culture; emphasis will be on conversational Spanish, but reading and writing will also be included

 

Speech—Communication in the Digital Age (Mrs. Ates) (Grades 8-12)

Development of communication skills including writing letters, sending emails, posting on social networks, leading groups, improving relationships, giving oralreports, creating videos, websites, or blogs.

Pre-requisite:  Email address, Facebook account, & laptop or tablet

 

Honors American Government (Mrs. Tierney) (HS)

This course approaches the study of American government from an analytical perspective, preparing students to take the AP US Government and Politics exam for college credit.  The course combines classroom and internet instruction for a unique learning experience. 

Pre-requisite:  HS course in Am. Govt.


Environmental Science (Mrs. Marguerite Armistead) (MS or HS)

Gardeners or wrecking balls? Make scientifically informed decisions concerning the world with this course designed to use analytical and critical thinking skills to explore God’s Earth from the macro-scale to the micro-scale, from ecological systems to biogeochemical systems, from renewable to nonrenewable energy sources, from waste that fertilizes to hazardous waste, and more.

  

 


































 
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