Live Online Classes
Christ-Centered Classes for 6th - 12th Grade Homeschooled Students
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Online Classes Starting September 2019
(2019 - 2020 Homeschool Year, September 2019 - May 2020)
- Biology - College Prep (9th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Life Prep Biology (8th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Chemistry - College Prep (10th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Life Prep Chemistry (9th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Life Prep Physics (9th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Pre-Anatomy & Physiology (6th-9th) - One Semester Class
- Pre-Chemistry (6th-9th) - - One Semester Class
One Semester Online Classes Starting January, 2020 (Spring Semester, January 2020 - May 2020)
- Pre-Biology (6th-9th) - One Semester Class
- Pre-Physics (6th-9th) - One Semester Class
- Forensic Science & Human Anatomy (8th-12th) - One Semester Class
"Greg, ...your orientation toward training students to be researchers and critical thinkers is just what our girls needed. It has also spilled over into how they approach history and literature..."
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Science Course Planning Guide
Please note that this is only a general guideline and individual circumstances should always be considered. Please email Greg Landry with any questions.
-- 6th - 9th Grade: Pre-Anatomy & Physiology and Pre-Biology (Life Science - the order in which you take these classes is not significant)
-- 6th - 9th Grade: Pre-Chemistry and Pre-Physics (Physical Science - the order in which you take these classes is not significant)
-- 8th-12th Grade: College Prep Biology (9th-12th) or Life-Prep Biology (8th-12th)
-- 9th-12th Grade: College Prep Chemistry (10th-12th) or Life-Prep Chemistry (9th-12th)
-- 10th-12th Grade: Life-Prep Physics (10th-12th)
-- 9th-12th Grade: Human Anatomy and Physiology
We focus on building critical thinking skills and developing a research and inquiry mindset with the resulting quality lab reports and thinking skills that affect every area of academics and life. As I once heard a pastor say, "think critically, deeply, creatively, and biblically." God is glorified as we explore His Creation in depth... illuminating His creation - revealing His glory!
A Typical (though not required) Order of Standard Classes...
- Pre-Anatomy & Physiology
- Anatomy & Physiology
Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Anatomy & Physiology" and "Pre-Biology," together, comprise a full school year of "Life Science." The order in which you take these is not significant.
Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Chemistry" and "Pre-Physics" together, comprise a full school year of "Physical Science." The order in which you take these is not significant.
"Greg, ...what you did for our daughter will have far reaching effects. You showed her that learning can be enjoyable..."
Thankful in Indiana
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We offer two academic semesters through the typical homeschool year:
- Fall Semester: Early September - Mid December
- Spring Semester: Mid January - Early May
Spring 2020 Semester Schedule
Classes begin week of January 20, 2020
Spring break week of March 2, 2020
Easter break week of April 6, 2020
Final week of spring classes week of April 27, 2020
Final exams, May 1, 2020
2020-21 Homeschool Year
Fall 2020 Semester Schedule
Classes begin week of September 7, 2020
Fall break week of October 12, 2020
Thanksgiving break week of November 23, 2020
Final week of fall classes week of December 14, 2020
Spring 2021 Semester Schedule
Classes begin week of January 18, 2021
Spring break week of February 22, 2021
Easter break week of March 29, 2021
Final week of spring classes week of April 26, 2021
Final exams, May 1, 2021
FAQ's for Online Classes
Which time zone are class times?
-- All class times are Eastern Time (ET)
Are students required to attend classes at the live time?
-- No. They are not penalized in any way for not attending the live classes, but they should watch the class recording every week if possible. The class recording is posted to the student's class page within 3 hours after the live class and is available to students 24/7. We have many students who, because of schedule conflicts, are not able to attend some or all live classes.
What is the tuition fee for online classes?
-- One semester class is $340
-- Two semester class is $680
Are there labs / lab reports with the online classes?
-- Yes. We use a high quality virtual lab service (we subscribe to it - there is no cost to students) with all classes that allows students to perform very realistic labs online. Most public and private schools now use virtual labs. Students are able to actually perform tasks in the lab - It's a very realistic experience for students who are able to experience and participate in many labs not typically possible before college for high school students. Students are able to virtually pour liquids and chemicals, light burners, move things in the lab, weigh things, measure temperatures, record results, etc. Most students love these labs. Students are instructed on how to produce quality lab reports and they turn-in formal lab reports which are graded.
For students taking your online Biology or Chemistry class, do they also need to attend the two day Biology or Chemistry lab intensive?
-- No they don't - the virtual labs / lab reports we do as part of the online class are very sufficient. However, for students who want extra lab experience, particularly students who may be college science majors, they may also want to attend the two day lab intensive.
You offer two types of Biology and Chemistry online classes; "Life Prep" and "College Prep" - what's the difference?
"Life prep" Biology and Chemistry online classes are standard high school level classes that are less rigorous than our "college prep" classes and are specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students - students who are either; 1) not going to be science majors in college, or 2) are not planning on going to college. It gives students a firm foundation and basic understanding of the subject. It prepares them for life - to move into adulthood with a keen understanding and appreciation of God's magnificent creation! It is similar in intensity, depth, and scope to a standard public or private high school class.
The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many college-prep Biology and Chemistry classes leaves many "non-science" students frustrated, uninterested, and ultimately learning very little. I find that students in this situation often miss the big picture and they don't have an overall understanding of the subject matter that is so critical in these sciences. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. Our "life prep" classes enable students to see the forest and will allow them to learn science through the lens of their God-given interests and talents.
Can students use any edition of the textbook(s) for a class?
-- No, to be sure everyone has the exact same textbook, you should be sure the ISBN number matches the ISBN number we have listed on this page for a class textbook.
Are students issued an end-of-class grade for a class?
-- Yes, students receive an end-of-class grade in their grade book online. This serves as an independent evaluation of a student's performance. For some colleges and universities, this validates homeschool grades - especially in the sciences.
What are details of the online classes?
-- Students are guided in their study and held accountable to complete the work, yet are led toward being independent learners and critical thinkers. Parents do not have to do any grading or anything else for classes but are strongly encouraged to be aware of what their students are doing.
-- We use Canvas (considered by many to be one of the best online class platforms) as a virtual "home room" for a student's online class....
----> Classes meet for 60 minutes once per week in our online "classroom" in Canvas. Students can see and hear the teacher and the classroom whiteboard, and can communicate with the teacher via chat and audio. Students can attend the live class or watch the class recording 24/7.
----> Students have a weekly homework assignment that they turn-in in at their "home room" in Canvas.
----> Students perform very realistic labs in our virtual lab and write lab reports which are turned-in at their "home room" in Canvas. (Professor Landry is obsessive about teaching students to write quality lab reports.)
----> Students take exams (approximately once every three weeks) at their "home room" in Canvas.
----> Student's grades for homework, lab reports, and exams are available to them in the Canvas gradebook in their "home room" as well as their current total grade for the class.
----> Students are issued a final grade at the end of the class.
----> Students are taught by Greg Landry, a 20-year veteran homeschool dad and former college professor. Greg is a Christian and young Earth creationist. He has taught and mentored homeschooled students and college students in various capacities for over 20 years. Click here to see his bio.
"Greg,... your teaching motivates my kids like no teacher ever has. Thank you for bringing some joy back in to our homeschooling."
Katy in Virginia
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Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7
This Information Applies to all Classes
Labs: We use a high quality virtual lab service (we subscribe to it - there is no cost to students) with all classes that allows students to perform very realistic labs online. Most public and private schools now use virtual labs. Students are able to actually perform tasks in the lab - It's a very realistic experience for students who are able to experience and participate in many labs not typically possible before college for high school students. Students are able to virtually pour liquids and chemicals, light burners, move things in the lab, weigh things, measure temperatures, record results, etc. Most students love these labs. Students are instructed on how to produce quality lab reports and they turn-in formal lab reports which are graded.
Lab reports: Students will complete formal lab reports as graded assignments on labs performed. They will be given sufficient instruction, guidance, and direction in an effort to train them to produce excellent lab reports. Importance will be placed on students understanding scientific inquiry, the scientific method, and the resulting science lab reports. We want to develop students who are well prepared to write solid lab reports in their remaining high school years and into college.
Homework Assignments: Students will be given weekly reading and work assignments.
Exams: Students will complete several exams online which are graded.
End of Class Grade Determination: A student's final grade for a class is listed in their online grade book for the class and is based upon grades from exams, homework, lab reports and projects. This serves as an independent evaluation of a student's performance. For some colleges and universities, this validates homeschool grades - especially in the sciences.
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