Logic Level Classes (12-15-Year-Olds)

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8:50 – 9:40 AM

Class Description: Compass Classroom Economics for Everybody is a one-semester, video-based course in which students will watch and discuss a 20 – 25 minute video each week. It is an insightful and engaging study of the principles, practices, and consequences of economics from a biblical worldview. Students will also interact with a study guide with related reading, Bible readings, and discussion questions.

Teacher: Sarah Smith


8:50 – 9:40 AM

Class Description: Exploring Government (Civics) is a one-semester high school course that provides a half-year credit in government. Lessons cover Federal, state, and local government and also contemporary issues in government. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on the U.S. Constitution. Each of the fifteen units is intended to be studied for one week.

What the student is to do each day and each week is clearly outlined. The Unit Introduction page gives a brief overview of the unit, the lessons in that unit, and a suggestion for an activity that is relevant to that unit. Most of these activities are writing ideas, but some take a different form. The activities are designed to help the student think about and interact with the ideas that he or she is studying. Completing one daily lesson should take 30-60 minutes.

Our purpose in Exploring Government is to educate, to inspire, and sometimes to warn you concerning the governments of the United States, the individual states, and our local communities. As we understand the background, basis, and operation of American government on all levels, we are better equipped to remain prayerful, thoughtful, and involved with regard to government.

Teacher: Richard Ross

Ancient Literature and Ancient History (Omnibus I)

Literature: 9:45 – 10:35 AM

History: 10:40 – 11:30 AM

Class Description: Omnibus is the classical Christian educational answer to history, theology, and literature. Omnibus is a Latin term meaning “all encompassing.” Completing Omnibus I will provide the student a full credit in Ancient World History I, Doctrine and Theology I, and Ancient Literature I. Combining these disciplines will have students grow in their appreciation of the unity of all knowledge, and all the material is taught through a biblical worldview.

The student text leads the student through the study of the great works from the dawn of time to the fall of Rome, teaching with the emphasis on ideas, not simply information. The Teacher CD-ROM duplicates the student text and inserts answers to all questions, provides grading tools, and much more.

This daily approach includes lesson plans and will make teaching and interacting with the greatest works of Western Civilization both enjoyable and profitable. Students will also apply and further develop their skills in composition, logic and aesthetics. Students completing all six years of Omnibus will have carefully studied every book of the Bible, too.

Literature Teacher: Donald Lindsey

History Teacher: Jeanne DeHaas

Earth Science

11:35 – 12:25 PM

Class Description: This class will provide students with an understanding of the scientific method, the geological sciences, meteorology, and the relation of earth to the solar system. Mr. DeHaas was on the editorial staff of the book being used. 

Expectations: Parents are expected to maintain accountability with their students, overseeing their work and ensuring that the students are diligent at completing their work on a daily basis. Parents will be provided with weekly assignments, by email, and will be required to sign homework as it is finished. A field trip will be taken on a Saturday early in the year, and families are invited to come along.

Teacher: Ron DeHaas

Logic Level Writing

12:55 – 1:45 PM

Class Description: The Institute for Excellent in Writing has a unique approach provides the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process, while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity. Students will learn nine structural models (note taking, writing paragraphs, stories, simple reports, writing from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essays, and critiques) to help them organize any type of composition. Additionally, stylistic techniques (strong verbs, quality adjectives, sentence openers, and more) are taught incrementally to gently move students from the basics into more sophisticated writing.

Teacher: Dawn Howard


1:50 – 2:40 PM

Class Description: LIFEPAC Spanish 1 from Alpha Omega Publications: Worktext is engaging, self-paced booklets designed to integrate reading, writing, understanding, and speaking Spanish! This elective worktext focuses on an introduction of the basics of learning Spanish. We will be learning the Spanish alphabet, syllables and accents, helpful phrases, basic greetings, vocabulary, and much more. There will be a syllabus for students and parents. If this is an elective for a grade, you will need full kit with teacher’s manual. Parent’s will need to assist on grading assignments and final exams. Class time focus and a weekly quiz will be on vocabulary and key grammar concepts by memory. Students working for a credit should plan an hour daily for homework. Memory work can be achieved with 20 minutes daily for students that will not be making this their full curriculum. 

Teacher: Anna Holmes

Grammar of Poetry

1:50 – 2:40 PM

Class Description: This is an introductory class for students discovering the art of poetry. As a “grammar” this course teaches the fundamentals of poetry from basic to more advanced. Using the classical methodology of imitation, this course helps students become active participants as they learn the craft of writing poems. It will also offer practical tips and helps, including how to use a rhyming dictionary, how great writers use figures of speech effectively, and even when to break the rules of poetry. The goal of the course is to show students how to capably interact not just with poems, but with language in any situation.

Teacher: Leigh & Rachel Blaylock


1:45 – 2:40 PM

Class Description: This class is designed for those students who are intentional about understanding English grammar, who are intentional about learning to write well, and who are intentional about studying a subject that helps to hone critical thinking skills. It is expected that students will spend a minimum of 30 minutes daily on Latin, and the class will be taught to that level of student commitment. If students have questions or difficulties during the week, they are encouraged and will be expected to e-mail the teacher.

Teacher: Elizabeth Ayoub

Media Arts

2:45 – 3:35 PM

Class Description: Learn the basics of Photoshop while building the Coram Deo Yearbook! We will learn the fundamentals of graphic design and fun techniques in Photoshop. Opportunities to take photos, participate in a large group project, basic business etiquette/writing, photo editing, layout/design, color usage and organization. Class size limited to 8 students to provide a hands-on experience. 

Teacher: Carrie Farr

Nutrition & Cooking Skills

2:45 – 3:35 PM

Class Description: This course is an introduction to the basic principles of  nutrition and food preparation. The focus of the course is centered on healthy food. The overall goal for this course is to enhance students’ knowledge of food choices and to motivate students to actually improve their choices as well as become involved in preparing food for themselves and their family.

Some examples of nutritious cooking modules include:

  • Basic kitchen safety and sanitation
  • Knife skills
  • Use of spices and herbs will be emphasized throughout the cooking portion of the class.
  • Basic cooking skills for whole foods
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Grains, cereals, breads, and baking
  • Meats and plant protein foods
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Basic food preservation (jams, jellies and quick pickles)
  • Shopping skills emphasizing reading labels and making frugal choices
  • Basic menu planning

Teacher: Charlotte Hoschal

Blogging & Writing for the Web

2:45 – 3:35 PM

Class Description: Blogs are a common medium used for communication in the modern world. This class is about how to properly set up, organize, and write for a blog. Skills taught in this class include:

  • How to write for the web vs. traditional print media
  • How to use the WordPress content management system for blogging
  • How to purchase and create a web domain
  • How to write in manner that is unique and compelling
  • How to structure a blog site for usability
  • Blog writing etiquette
  • How to utilize imagery and video on a blog site
  • When and how to properly hyperlink within a blog
  • What makes some blog articles “go viral”
  • How to select a niche topic for your blog
  • How to use a blog to earn an income

Teacher: Luke & Trisha Gilkerson

Fine Arts

2:45 – 3:35 PM

Class Description: With more in-depth art projects than Grammar Art, this class will focus on learning various art techniques, such as drawing, working with wire, etc. We will also continue to learn art vocabulary and do a broad study of the art history periods. Homework will likely be minimal. Students will spend time working on art projects at home, as well as in the classroom.

Teacher: Sarah Thomas

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