Live Online Classes

Christ-Centered Classes for 6th - 12th Grade Homeschooled Students

7% early registration discount for fall 2021 science & math classes
--- Ends Friday, April 16 ---

See all Details for These Live Online Classes on this Page...

  

 

Online Classes Starting September 2021
(2021-22 Homeschool Year, September 2021 - May 2022)

Note: all of these science classes include our interactive virtual online labs ($280 value) at no additional charge
 

- Biology - College Prep (9th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Life Prep (standard) Biology (8th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Chemistry - College Prep (10th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Life Prep (standard) Chemistry (9th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Life Prep (standard) Conceptual Physics (9th-12th) - Two Semester Class
- Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th-12th) - Two Semester Class

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- Life Prep (standard) Pre-Algebra (7th-9th, usually 8th) - Two Semester Class
- Life Prep (standard) Algebra I (8th-12th, usually 9th) - Two Semester Class

- Life Prep (standard) Geometry (9th-12th, usually 10th) - Two Semester Class

- Life Prep (standard) Consumer Math (9th-12th) - Two Semester Class

 

Online Classes Starting September 2021 (Fall Semester, September 2021 - December 2021)

 

- Pre-Anatomy & Physiology (6th-9th) - One Semester Class

- Pre-Chemistry (6th-9th) - - One Semester Class

Online Classes Starting January, 2022 (Spring Semester, January 2022 - May 2022)

- Pre-Biology (6th-9th) - One Semester Class

- Pre-Physics (6th-9th) - One Semester Class

4 Week Online Classes Starting June 2021 (June 1-25, 2021)

- Student Success Skills 101 (6th-10th) - 4 Week Class

- Science 101 (6th-10th) - 4 Week Class

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"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..."

Carol

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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.

-- 4th-7th Grade: Self-Paced (recorded) 1 Semester Online Classes.. Young Scientist Anatomy & Physiology, Young Scientist Biology, Young Scientist Chemistry, Young Scientist Physics, Young Scientist Earth & Space Science, Young Scientist Study Skills / Measurement / Lab Reports / Graphing.

-- 6th - 10th Grade: Live Online 4 Week Classes.. Science 101 , Student Success Skills 101.

 

-- 6th - 9th Grade:  Live Online Classes.. Pre-Anatomy & Physiology, Pre-Biology, Pre-Chemistry,  Pre-Physics (the order in which you take these classes is not significant).

-- 7th - 12th Grade: Self-Paced (recorded) 0.5 Semester Online Classes.. Exercise & Sports Physiology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Embryology & Endocrinology, Earth & Space Science, Study Skills / Measurement / Lab Reports / Graphing.

-- 8th - 12th Grade: Self-Paced (recorded) 2 Semester (full school year) Online Classes.. Standard High School Biology, Standard High School Chemistry, Standard High School Conceptual Physics, Standard High School Anatomy & Physiology.

 

-- 8th-12th Grade: Live Online Classes.. College Prep Biology (9th-12th) or Life Prep (standard) Biology (8th-12th)

 

-- 9th-12th Grade: Live Online Classes.. College Prep Chemistry (10th-12th) or Life Prep (standard) Chemistry (9th-12th), Human Anatomy and Physiology (9th-12th)


-- 10th-12th Grade: Live Online Classes.. Life Prep (standard) Conceptual Physics (10th-12th)

Our Live Science Classes Come with Our Virtual Online Laboratory

(A $280 value at No Additional Charge)

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"Life Science" & "Physical Science"

Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Anatomy & Physiology" and "Pre-Biology," together, comprise a full school year of what has traditionally been called "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 what has traditionally been called "Physical Science." The order in which you take these is not significant.

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Math 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.

-- 7th-9th Grade (usually 8th) - Life Prep (standard level) Pre-Algebra

-- 8th-10th Grade (usually 9th) - Life Prep (standard level) Algebra 1

-- 9th-12th Grade (usually 10th) - Life Prep (standard level) Geometry

-- 9th-12th Grade - Life Prep (standard level) Consumer Math

 

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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. I believe we should think critically, deeply, creatively, and biblically." God is glorified as we explore His Creation in depth... illuminating His creation - revealing His glory!

Questions? Click here to contact Greg Landry



"Greg, ...what you did for our daughter will have far reaching effects. You showed her that learning can be enjoyable..."

Thankful in Indiana

Jim H.

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Condensed Summer Online Classes
Complete a Two Semester Class in 5 Intense (but fun) Weeks
5 Week Session: May 24 - June 25, 2021

Who Should Take These "Life Prep" Condensed Summer Classes?

- Students who: 1. will likely be attending college but will likely not be college science majors, or, 2. will likely not be attending college.
- Students who would like to complete one of these classes in the summer so that they have more time during the school year for other classes / activities / sports, etc.
- Students who are behind in taking science classes and would like to get caught up over the summer.

- Students who would like to work hard for 5 weeks to complete a high school level science class while creating a tremendous sense of accomplishment and developing camaraderie with their classmates.

Condensed Summer Class Details

- Class meets every weekday for 5 weeks - May 24 through June 25, 2021 with an average of 30 to 40 minutes per class.
- Students are NOT required to attend the live class - they can watch the class recording instead at their convenience that day.

- Students will have an average of 2 hours of homework per day which will be turned in every weekday.

- Students will complete 6 labs in our virtual online lab and write a full lab report for each lab.

- Students will take 5 exams (1 exam every Friday).
- Teacher: Greg Landry

- Greg Landry's textbook PDF will be used for the class and will be provided to students as a part of the class.

- Transcript: 1 year credit for high school science with lab
- Tuition fee for one class: $880 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge.

My "life prep" classes are equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard high school science class but taught from a Christian worldview and specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students.

The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many college-prep science 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 classes. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. Our "life prep" classes enable students to see the forest!

Summer School Classes & Live Times
Students are NOT required to attend the live class

5 Week Session: May 24 - June 25, 2021

- Life Prep Human Anatomy & Physiology (8th-12th) - Condensed Two Semester Class - 9:30 am ET

- Life Prep Biology (8th-12th) - Condensed Two Semester Class - 10:15 am ET
- Life Prep Chemistry (9th-12th) - Condensed Two Semester Class - 11:00 am ET
- Life Prep Conceptual Physics - only basic math (9th-12th) - Condensed Two Semester Class
- 11:45 am ET

Questions? Click here to contact Greg Landry

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Academic Calendar

 

We offer two regular academic semesters through the typical homeschool year:

 

- Fall Semester: Early September - Mid December

- Spring Semester: Mid January - Early May

2021-22 Homeschool Year

Fall 2021 Semester Schedule

Classes begin week of September 6, 2021

Fall break week of October 11, 2021

Thanksgiving break week of November 22, 2021

Final week of fall classes week of December 13, 2020

Spring 2022 Semester Schedule

Classes begin week of January 17, 2022

Spring break week of February 28, 2022

Easter break week of April 11, 2022

Final week of spring classes week of April 25, 2022
Final exams, May 2, 2022

4 Week Classes

Science 101 online class - June 1-25, 2021

Student Success Skills online class - June 1-25, 2021
 

Our Live Science Classes Come with Our Virtual Online Laboratory

(A $280 value at No Additional Charge)

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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 - they can watch the class recording every week. The class recording is posted to the student's class homeroom 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 live online classes?
 

-- Student Success Skills is $155

-- Science 101 is $155

-- ACT Prep Online Bootcamp is $380

-- One semester live class is $440 (see class descriptions below for early registration discount)

-- Two semester live class is $880 (see class descriptions below for early registration discount)

 

Are there labs / lab reports with the live online science classes?

 

-- Yes, for all science classes except 4 week classes. We have developed interactive virtual online labs ($280 value) that are a part of our live online classes - there is no additional cost to students.

 

This enables 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. This is very interactive - it's NOT watching a video.

 

Students are able to virtually pour liquids, light burners, move things in the lab, weigh things, measure temperatures, record results, etc. Most students love these labs. There are no supplies to purchase or smelly dissections - EVERYTHING is done online. Students are instructed on how to produce quality lab reports and they turn-in formal lab reports (with each lab experiment) which are graded.

Do you offer early registration or sibling discounts?

We typically open registration for the upcoming homeschool year in January with the largest early registration discount. That discount decreases every week and ends in April. I'm sorry but we don't offer sibling discounts.

Questions? Click here to contact Greg Landry

 

You offer "life prep (standard)" math classes and two types of Biology and Chemistry online classes; "college prep" and "life prep (standard)" - what's the difference?

 

"Life Prep (standard)" biology, chemistry, physics, and math 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" or "non-math" students - students who are either;  1) not going to be science or math 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, but, taught from a Christian worldview and created specifically to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" and "non-math" students.

 

The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many college-prep biology, chemistry, physics, and math classes leaves many "non-science" or "non-math" 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 classes. 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 or math 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 and for math.

Our Live Science Classes Come with Our Virtual Online Laboratory

(A $280 value at No Additional Charge)

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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 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 "homeroom" 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 (Professor Landry) and the classroom whiteboard, and can communicate with the teacher via chat in class and via our class homeroom email outside of class. Students can attend the live class or watch the class recording 24/7.

---->  Students have a weekly homework turn-in assignment that they turn-in at their "homeroom" in Canvas.

---->  Students perform very realistic labs (for science classes) in our virtual online lab and write lab reports which are turned-in and graded at their "homeroom" in Canvas. The don't need any supplies - everything is done online. Professor Landry is obsessive about teaching students to write quality lab reports.

---->  Students take graded exams (approximately once every three weeks) at their "homeroom" in Canvas.

---->  Student's grades for homework, lab reports, and exams are available to them in the Canvas grade book in their "homeroom" as well as their current overall 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 several thousand homeschooled students and college students in various capacities for over 20 years. Click here to see his bio.

 

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"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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Class Descriptions

 

Click the Classes listed Below for Descriptions & All Details

 

Science 101


Recommended grade level: 6th-10th Prerequisites: None Class length: 4 weeks Transcript: 0.3 semester credit for survey of science Labs: there are no labs for this class Homework time average per week outside of class: 2 to 4 hours Registration / tuition fee for the class: $155 Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Tuesdays, 10:00 am eastern time, June 22, 2021. Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Textbook: Science 101 Study Guide Author: Greg Landry NOTE: This will be provided to students electronically as a PDF as part of the class. Students may use it on their computer or they can print it. Class description / topics covered: This is a survey of science. It is designed to introduce students to various areas of science, to get them excited about science, to see what piques their interest, and to familiarize them with an online class, meeting deadlines, etc. We'll cover "fun" basic aspects of chemistry, biology, physics, earth science, anatomy & physiology, etc. ______________________________ "Greg, your online classes are a Godsend. Without leaving our home, they allow our children to benefit from your expertise, and your passion for Jesus and science. Thank you!" Janie in Kentucky




Life Prep (standard level) High School Biology


AKA: Biology for "Artsy," "Techie" and other "Non-Science" Students Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard high school Biology class but taught from a Christian worldview and specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students. Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 8th-12th Prerequisites: None Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for high school science (biology) with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 4 hours Labs: Students will perform our interactive virtual online labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $880 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge. Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Wednesdays at 10:45 am ET, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 homeschool year (September 2021 - May 2022) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: #1 Textbook: Life Prep (standard) Biology Note: The electronic version of this book will be provided to students at no charge on the first day of class. Author: Greg Landry Edition: n/a ISBN: TBA #2 Textbook: In Six Days - Why 50 Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation This book does an excellent job of exposing students to scientists who are creationists and to the variety of reasons for their beliefs. Author: John Ashton Edition: n/a ISBN: 978-0890513415 (please be sure to match this ISBN number) Class description / topics covered: Life Prep (standard) Biology is a standard high school level Biology class that is less rigorous than our college-prep course and is specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students - students who are either: 1) NOT going to be a science major in college or 2) are NOT planning on going to college. It gives students a firm foundation and basic understanding of the biological world that surrounds us. It prepares them for life - to move into adulthood with a keen understanding and appreciation of God's magnificent creation! It is a standard high school level Biology course and taught from a christian worldview - just not at the level of rigor of our college-prep course.
The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many college-prep Biology 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 Biology. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. This class will enable them to see the forest and will allow them to learn Biology through the lens of their God-given interests and talents. We cover basic high school level Biology topics at a depth and breadth appropriate for "non-science" students. This class is taught from a Christian, creationist worldview, and also covers evolution so that students are better able to defend their beliefs and their faith. We cover all topics covered in a typical high school Biology course; the cell, microscopy, basic biochemistry, enzymes, metabolism, human genetics, genetic variation, inheritance patterns, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, human anatomy and physiology, organism reproduction, cellular reproduction, proteins, DNA, RNA, viruses and biological classification, origin models evolution vs creation, DNA technology, Kingdom Eubacteria and Archaebacteria, Kingdom Protista, Kingdom Fungi, Kingdom Animalia, Ecology, and plant reproduction, physiology, structure, function, and classification, human anatomy and physiology, etc. We also train students to be critical thinkers, to be inquisitive, to reason, and to be researchers in life. Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard high school Biology class but taught from a Christian worldview and specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students. - Many of students' assignments and assessments are done in their choice of format, including, but not limited to: artwork, video, graphics, sketches / drawings, hand-crafted models, graphic novels, audio, wiki pages, game creation, graphic organizers, podcasts, e-portfolio, or just the simple written word. - Much of students' work in these classes is geared toward helping them to learn via their particular bent - their God-given talents and interests. - Basic online labs and lab reports. - Focus is on life applications of Biology learned through the lens of their God-given interests and talents.




Human Anatomy & Physiology


Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 9th-12th Prerequisites: None. Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for high school science (anatomy & physiology) with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 4 - 6 hours Labs: Students will perform our interactive virtual online labs and produce lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $880 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge.
Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Wednesdays at 12:00 noon ET, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 homeschool year (September 2021 - May 2022) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: #1 Textbook: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology This is a secular college textbook that is very well written and illustrated. Evolution is not a topic in this class for the most part, but we do spend time talking about the incredible anatomical and physiological complexity of organs and tissues as we study them, and the likelihood that they came to be by pure chance. The study of the human body reveals God's handiwork in spectacular fashion! Author: Valerie Scanlon and Tina Sanders Edition: 7th ISBN: 978-0803639577 (please be sure that your book has this ISBN number) #2 Textbook: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made This classic book by physician Paul Brand that we'll read and discuss as part of the class. Author: Dr Paul Brand and Phillip Yancey Edition: paperback ISBN: 031035451X (be sure that your book has this ISBN number) Most students really enjoy this class because they are learning about themselves. Learning about how their body works is important for all students but this class is especially beneficial for students who are considering a medical or sports / athletic training profession. Also, the class often piques a student's interest in the medical field / anatomy & physiology. Class description / topics covered: This is a college prep, high school level Human Anatomy and Physiology course. We will cover: Levels of organization, metabolism and homeostasis, terminology, basic chemistry and biochemistry, tissues and membranes, cells, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, the senses, blood, the heart and vascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, body temperature and metabolism, urinary system, fluid-electrolyte and acid-base balance, reproductive system, genetics, microbiology and human disease.




College Prep Chemistry


Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 10th-12th Prerequisites: Algebra 1 Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for honors high school science (chemistry) with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 6 - 10 hours Labs: Students will perform our virtual online labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $880 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge. Teacher: Greg Landry
Meets: Tuesdays at 9:30 am ET, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 homeschool year (September 2021 - May 2022)
Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Note: If a student is likely not going to college or is not going to be a science major in college, you may want to consider our less rigorous, but solid, "Standard High School Chemistry for Non-Majors" class. See details and description on this page. Students are required to obtain: #1 Textbook: Prentice Hall Chemistry This is a secular textbook that is very well written and illustrated. Origins of man and the Earth are mostly not a topic covered in this course. This textbook puts the focus back on the concepts of Chemistry which students usually love and away from too much high level math (should be in Advanced Chemistry) which is overwhelming and discouraging to most students at this level. This textbook does a very good job of presenting sometimes complex topics in understandable terms via explanation and illustration. Author: Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, Waterman Edition: copyright is 2008. There's not an edition number on it - be sure to check ISBN number. (Note: we're using an older edition of this textbook because it's very similar to newer editions but much less expensive for used copies (often under $20). ISBN: 10: 0132512106 or, it may be listed this way: 0-13-251210-6 (please be sure that your book has this ISBN number) #2 Textbook: Elements: A Visual Exploration of every Known Atom in the Universe The elements of the periodic table are the very core of chemistry and this book does a spectacular job of presenting them. Author: Theodore Gray and Nick Mann Edition: paperback edition ISBN: 9781579128142 or 978-1579128951 (please be sure that your book has one of these ISBN numbers) Class description / topics covered: This is a college prep, high school level Chemistry course designed for students who will likely be college science majors. Please note that it is a very rigorous course that includes very substantial reading and work assignments every week - often up to 10 hours per week outside of class time. We will cover: atomic theory, trends of the periodic table of elements, quantum mechanics (electron arrangement), ion formation, compound formation - bonding, Avogadro's number and the mole, calculation of formula weights and percent composition, empirical formulas, writing and classifying chemical reactions, balancing chemical equations, stoichiometry (predicting quantitative outcomes of reactions and predicting necessary amounts of reactants to produce a desired amount of product), solutions and molarity, gas laws, etc. and additional advanced topics. ____________________________ "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..." ~ Carol




Life Prep (standard level) High School Chemistry


AKA: Chemistry for "artsy," "techie" and other "non-science" students. Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard high school Chemistry class but taught from a christian worldview and designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students. Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 9th-12th Prerequisites: None Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for high school science (chemistry) with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 4 hours Labs: Students will perform our online labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $880 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge. Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Tuesdays at 10:45 am ET, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 homeschool year (September 2021 - May 2022) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: #1: Standard High School Chemistry for Non-Majors Note: The electronic version (PDF) of this study guide will be provided to students on the first day of class at no charge. Author: Greg Landry Edition: n/a ISBN: TBA #2: Elements: A Visual Exploration of every Known Atom in the Universe The elements of the periodic table are the very core of chemistry and this book does a spectacular job of presenting them. Author: Theodore Gray and Nick Mann Edition: paperback edition ISBN: 9781579128142 or 978-1579128951 (be sure that your book has one of these ISBN numbers) Class description / topics covered: This is a standard high school level chemistry class that is less rigorous than our college prep class and is 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 chemical world that surrounds us. It prepares them for life - to move into adulthood with a keen understanding and appreciation of God's magnificent creation! The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of standard 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 Chemistry. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. This class will enable them to see the forest and will allow them to learn Chemistry through the lens of their God-given interests and talents. We cover basic high school level Chemistry topics at a depth and breadth appropriate for "non-science" students. Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard level high school Chemistry class but taught from a Christian worldview and designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students.. We cover all topics covered in a typical high school Chemistry course: atomic theory, trends of the periodic table of elements, quantum mechanics (electron arrangement), ion formation, compound formation - bonding, Avogadro's number and the mole, calculation of formula weights and percent composition, empirical formulas, writing and classifying chemical reactions, balancing chemical equations, stoichiometry (predicting quantitative outcomes of reactions and predicting necessary amounts of reactants to produce a desired amount of product), solutions and molarity, gas laws, etc. - Many of students' assignments and assessments are done in their choice of format, including, but not limited to: artwork, video, graphics, sketches / drawings, hand-crafted models, graphic novels, audio, wiki pages, game creation, graphic organizers, podcasts, e-portfolio, or just the simple written word. :) - Much of students' work in these classes is geared toward helping them to learn via their particular bent - their God-given talents and interests. - Basic online labs and lab reports - Final grade for the class is based upon student's overall understanding of the subject matter. - Focus is on life applications of Chemistry learned through the lens of their God-given interests and talents.




Pre-Biology


One Semester Class - Prepares students for high school level Biology Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Anatomy & Physiology" and "Pre-Biology," together comprise a full school year of what has traditionally been called "Life Science." Recommended grade level: 6th - 9th Prerequisites: None Class length: Half school year (one semester) Transcript: half year (1 semester) credit for science (biology) with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 4 hours Labs: Students will perform our online labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $440 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge.
Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Wednesdays at 1:15 pm ET, Spring 2022 (January - May 2022).
(recording is available 24/7) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to have: Book #1 Study Guide: Pre-Biology Note: The electronic version (PDF) of this book will be provided to students on the first day of class at no charge. Author: Greg Landry Edition: n/a ISBN: n/a Book #2 How Noah's Flood Shaped Our Earth (parts of this book will be used as a supplement for the class) Note: students are required to purchase this book Author:Michael J Oard and John K Reed Edition: n/a Copyright date: 2017 ISBN: 978-1-942773-45-0 Class description / topics covered: The cell, metabolism, genetics, photosynthesis, proteins, DNA, RNA, viruses and biological classification, origin models evolution vs creation, Kingdom Eubacteria and Archaebacteria, Kingdom Protista, Kingdom Fungi, Kingdom Animalia, Ecology, and plant reproduction, physiology, structure, function, classification, etc. We train students to be critical thinkers, to be inquisitive, to reason, and to be researchers. "Mr Landry, I hope you are well. Eleven years ago you taught my daughter Biology and Anatomy & Physiology (online class). You sparked in her a love for life science and medicine. She graduated from medical school in May and will be doing a residency in pediatrics. Last week I had lunch with her and I asked who stood out to her in her school years. She mentioned you and one of her college professors. Thank you for the impact you had on her and I know so many other students. You are appreciated!" ~ Beth Ann M.




Pre-Anatomy & Physiology


One Semester Class - Prepares students for high school level Anatomy & Physiology Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Anatomy & Physiology" and "Pre-Biology," together comprise a full school year of what has traditionally been called "Life Science." Recommended grade level: 6th - 9th Prerequisites: None Class length: Half school year (one semester) Transcript: half year (1 semester) credit for science (anatomy & physiology) with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 4 hours Labs: Students will perform our online virtual labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $440 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge. Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Wednesdays at 1:15 pm ET, Fall 2021 (September - December 2021) Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: Study Guide: Pre-Anatomy & Physiology Note: The electronic version (PDF) of this study guidewill be provided to students on the first day of class at no charge. Author: Greg Landry Edition: n/a ISBN: TBA Class description / topics covered: We will cover levels of organization, metabolism and homeostasis, terminology, basic chemistry, cells, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, the senses, blood, the heart and vascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, body temperature and metabolism, urinary system, reproductive system, and genetics. "Hi Greg, what a refreshing change it was to see all those kids having so much fun with high school science. And, it was so wonderful to get so much done in two days. Katie didn't know what to expect but loved the experience. She said you immediately put them at ease and the time flew by. In fact, her first question to me after the second day was if she could do another intensive. Science in our household has been reinvigorated - thank you!" Jenny




Life Prep (standard level) High School Physics


AKA: Physics for "artsy," "techie" and other "non-science" students Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard level high school conceptual physics class but from a christian worldview and specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students. Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 9th-12th Prerequisites: None. Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for high school science (physics) with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 5 hours Labs: Students will perform our online labs and produce lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $880 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge. Teacher: Greg Landry
Meets: Tuesdays at 12:00 noon ET, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 homeschool year (September 2021 - May 2022) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Textbook: Standard High School Conceptual Physics for Non-Majors The electronic version of this book will be provided to students on the first day of class at no charge. Author: Greg Landry Edition: n/a ISBN: TBA Class description / topics covered: Life Prep (standard) Physics is standard high school conceptual phyics class (only basic math) that is less rigorous than our college prep class and is 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 physical World that surrounds us. It prepares them for life - to move into adulthood with a keen understanding and appreciation of God's magnificent creation! The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of standard Physics 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 Physics. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. This class will enable them to see the forest and will allow them to learn Physics through the lens of their God-given interests and talents. We cover basic high school level Physics topics at a depth and breadth appropriate for "non-science" students. Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard level high school conceptual physics class but taught from a Christian worldview and specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students. We cover all topics covered in a typical high school conceptual physics course: Motion, measurement, velocity, force, gravity, pressure, momentum, kenetics, rotational dynamics, thermodynamics, heat, gas laws, etc. - Many of students' assignments and assessments are done in their choice of format, including, but not limited to: artwork, video, graphics, sketches / drawings, hand-crafted models, graphic novels, audio, wiki pages, game creation, graphic organizers, podcasts, e-portfolio, or just the simple written word. :) - Much of students' work in these classes is geared toward helping them to learn via their particular bent - their God-given talents and interests. - Basic online virtual labs and lab reports - Final grade for the class is based upon student's overall understanding of the subject matter. - Focus is on life applications of Physics learned through the lens of their God-given interests and talents. ___________________________ "Hi Greg, I hope you've had a good school year. Four years ago my daughter Heather took your online Biology class (which she loved). She just finished Biology at Carolina with an "A" which she is very proud of. She says your class enabled her to go into this college class so much more prepared than many of her classmates. Thank you! Please tell Nancy hello." ~ Ellen C.




Pre-Physics


One Semester Class Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Physics" and "Pre-Chemistry," together, comprise a full school year of what has traditionally been called "Physical Science." Recommended grade level: 6th - 9th Prerequisites: None Class length: Half school year (one semester) Transcript: half year (1 semester) credit for science (physics) with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 4 hours Labs: Students will perform our online labs and produce lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $440 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge. Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Tuesdays at 1:15 pm ET, Spring 2022 (January - May 2022) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Class Book #1 Study Guide: Pre-Physics Note: The electronic version (PDF) of this study guide will be provided to students on the first day of class at no charge. Author: Greg Landry Edition: n/a ISBN: n/a Class Book #2 The Way Things Work Now (parts of this book will be used as a supplement for this class) Note: Students are required to purchase this supplemental book for this class. Author: David Macaulay Copyright: 2016 ISBN: 13 : 978-0544824386 (please be sure that you match this ISBN - with or without the "13" at the beginning). Class description / topics covered: Laws of Motion, simple machines, gravity, energy, heat, states of matter, wave motion, light, electricity, magnetism, electromagnatism, nuclear energy, etc. "Hello Greg, ...Ben loved your class. It has been very refreshing for me to see him this excited about learning." Jill C.




Pre-Chemistry


One Semester Class - Prepares students for high school level Chemistry Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Chemistry" and "Pre-Physics" together, comprise a full school year of what has traditionally been called "Physical Science." Recommended grade level: 6th - 9th Prerequisites: None Class length: Half school year (one semester) Transcript: half year (1 semester) credit for science (chemistry) with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 4 hours Labs: Students will perform our online labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $440 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge. Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Tuesdays at 1:15 pm ET, Fall 2021 (September - December 2021) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: #1 Textbook: Pre-Chemistry Note: The electronic version of this book will be provided to students on the first day of class at no charge. Author: Greg Landry Edition: n/a ISBN: TBA #2 Textbook: Elements: A Visual Exploration of every Known Atom in the Universe In this class, we will read selected sections of this book. It is also used in our high school level Chemistry class. The elements of the periodic table are the very core of chemistry and this book does a spectacular job of presenting them. We will cover parts of this book in this class and it's also used in our high school level Chemistry class. Author: Theodore Gray and Nick Mann Edition: paperback edition ISBN: 9781579128142 or 978-1579128951 (please be sure that your book has one of these ISBN numbers) Class description / topics covered: We will cover the periodic table, atoms, electrons, ions, compounds, the mole, empirical formulas, reactions, balancing equations, solutions, molarity, combined gas laws etc. This class prepares students for high school chemistry. "Greg, your online classes are a Godsend. Without leaving our home, they allow our children to benefit from your expertise, and your passion for Jesus and science. Thank you!" ~ Janie in Kentucky




College Prep Biology


Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 9th-12th Prerequisites: None Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for honors high school science (biology) with lab Homework time average per week outside of class: 8 - 12 hours Labs: Students will perform our interactive online labs and produce lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $880 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge. Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Wednesdays at 9:30 am ET, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 homeschool year (September 2021 - May 2022) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Note: If a student is not going to college or is not going to be a science major in college, you may want to consider our less rigorous, but solid, "Standard Biology for Non-Majors" class. See details and description on this page Students are required to obtain: #1 Textbook: Science Shepherd Biology This textbook is excellent. We believe it's the best high school level Biology textbook on the market. It's written from a Christian worldview by a physician who is a homeschool dad. Author: Dr Scott Hardin Edition: 3rd (2017 version) ISBN: 978-0-9916369-1-4 (be sure that your book has this ISBN number) #2 Textbook: In Six Days - Why 50 Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation This book does an excellent job of exposing students to scientists who are creationists and to the variety of reasons for their beliefs. Author: John Ashton Edition: n/a ISBN: 978-0890513415 (be sure that your book has this ISBN number) Class description / topics covered: This is a college prep, high school level Biology course designed for motivated students who will likely be college science majors. Please note that it is a very rigorous course that includes very substantial reading, lab, and work assignments every week - often up to 12 hours per week outside of class time. It's typically the first rigorous high school level science course a student takes. This class is taught from a Christian, creationist worldview, and also covers evolution so that students are better able to defend their beliefs and their faith. We will cover; the cell, microscopy, basic biochemistry, enzymes, metabolism, human genetics, genetic variation, inheritance patterns, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, human anatomy and physiology, organism reproduction, cellular reproduction, proteins, DNA, RNA, viruses and biological classification, origin models evolution vs creation, DNA technology, Kingdom Eubacteria and Archaebacteria, Kingdom Protista, Kingdom Fungi, Kingdom Animalia, Ecology, and plant reproduction, physiology, structure, function, and classification, human anatomy and physiology, etc. We also train students to be critical thinkers, to be inquisitive, to reason, and to be researchers. ______________________________ "Greg, your online classes are a Godsend. Without leaving our home, they allow our children to benefit from your expertise, and your passion for Jesus and science. Thank you!" Janie in Kentucky




Student Success Skills 101


Recommended grade level: 6th-10th Prerequisites: None Class length: 4 weeks Transcript: 0.3 semester credit for test taking & student study skills Labs: there are no labs for this class Homework time average per week outside of class: 2 to 4 hours Registration / tuition fee for the class: $155 Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Tuesdays, 11:30 am eastern time, June 1-22, 2021. Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Textbook: Student Success Skills 101 Study Guide Author: Greg Landry NOTE: This will be provided to students electronically as a PDF as part of the class. Students may use it on their computer or they can print it. Class description / topics covered: This class is designed to improve student skills that are important in all classes they take: in middle and high school years, and in college. In 20+ years of teaching homeschooled students and college students, these are areas where i've seen a need for improvement: study skills, note-taking, graphing, techniques for improving long-term memory, understanding basic statistics, measurement, lab reports, structuring homework time, etc. ______________________________ "Greg, your online classes are a Godsend. Without leaving our home, they allow our children to benefit from your expertise, and your passion for Jesus and science. Thank you!" Janie in Kentucky




Life Prep (standard level) Pre-Algebra


Pre-Algebra for students who fit into one of these categories: 1. will likely NOT be a college math or science major
or
2. will likely NOT attend college.
Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard level pre-algebra math class but taught from a Christian worldview and specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-math" students and with real-life applications. Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 7th-9th Prerequisites: basic arithmatic skills Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for pre-algebra Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 4 hours Tuition: $880 (minus current early registration discount). Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Thursdays at 9:30 am ET, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 homeschool year (September 2021 - May 2022) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: Class textbook: BJU Press Pre-Algebra Student Textbook Edition: second Copyright: 2017 ISBN: 1628562919 or 13: 9781628562910 The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many math classes leaves many "non-math" 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. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. This class will enable them to see the forest. Course covers: basic equations and inequalities, percents, number theory, Integers, statistics and probability, expressions, rational numbers, operations and rational numbers, applying equations and inequalities, relations and functions, radicals, basics of geometry, polynomials, area and volume. See textbook table of contents for expanded list of course content.




Life Prep (standard level) Algebra 1


Algebra 1 for students who fit into one of these categories: 1. will likely NOT be a college math or science major or 2. will likely NOT attend college.
Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard level high school algebra ! class but taught from a Christian worldview and specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-math" students and to include real-life applications. Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 8th-10th Prerequisites: pre-algebra or comparable Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for high school math (algebra 1) Homework time per week outside of class: 4 - 5 hours Tuition: $880 (minus current early registration discount) Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Thursdays at 10:45 am ET, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 homeschool year (September 2021 - May 2022) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: Class textbook: BJU Press Algebra 1 Student Textbook Edition: third Copyright: 2019 ISBN: ISBN-13: 9781628565621 The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many math classes leaves many "non-math" 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. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. This class will enable them to see the forest. Course covers: using equations, solving inequalities, linear functions, real number operations, variables and equations, relations and functions, linear systems, exponents, polynomials, factoring polynomials, radiclas, quadratic functions, rational expressions. See textbook table of contents for an expanded list of course topics.




Life Prep (standard level) Geometry


Geometry for students who fit into one of these categories: 1. will likely NOT be a college math or science major or 2. will likely NOT attend college.
Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard level high school geometry class but taught from a Christian worldview and specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-math" students and to use real-life applications. Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 9th-12th Prerequisites: Algabra 1 or comparable Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for high school math (geometry) Homework time per week outside of class: 4 - 5 hours Tuition: $880 (minus current early registration discount). Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Thursdays at 12:00 noon ET. Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 homeschool year (September 2021 - May 2022) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: Class textbook: BJU Press Geometry Textbook Edition: fourth Copyright: 2016 ISBN: 1606828940 or 13: 9781606828946 The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many math classes leaves many "non-math" 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. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. This class will enable them to see the forest. Course covers: foundations of geometry, reasoning and proof, congruent triangles, relationships in triangles, quadrilaterals, area, parallel and perpendicular lines, circles, surface area and volume, transformations and symmetry, similarity, introduction to trigonometry. See textbook table of contents for an expanded list of course topics.




Life Prep (standard level) Consumer Math


Consumer math for students who fit into one of these categories:
1. will likely NOT be a college math or science major
or
2. will likely NOT attend college.
Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard level high school consumer math class but taught from a Christian worldview and specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-math" students with real-life applications. Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 9th-12th Prerequisites: pre-algebra or comparable Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for math Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 5 hours Tuition: $880 (minus current early registration discount) Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Thursdays at 1:15 pm ET, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 homeschool year (September 2021 - May 2022) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: Class textbook: BJU Press Consumer Math Student Textbook Copyright: 2015 ISBN: 1606828118 or 13: 9781606828113 The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many math classes leaves many "non-math" 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. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. This class will enable them to see the forest. Course covers: math skills in real life, stewardship and scripture, measurement in real life, income, budgeting, personal banking, borrowing money, transportation, food, clothing, buying a house, maintaining a house, life and health insurance, taxes, travel. See textbook table of contents for an expanded list of course topics.




Summer Classes 2021 - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology


Condensed Summer School Classes
Complete a Two Semester Class in 5 Intense (but fun) Weeks
May 24 - June 25, 2021
Who Should Take These "Life Prep" Condensed Summer Classes? - Students who: 1. will likely not be college science majors, or, 2. will likely not be attending college.
- Students who would like to complete one of these classes in the summer so that they have more time during the school year for other classes / activities / sports, etc.
- Students who are behind in taking science classes and would like to get caught up over the summer.
- Students who would like to work hard for 5 weeks to complete a high school level science class while creating a tremendous sense of accomplishment and developing camaraderie with their classmates.
Condensed Summer Class Details - Class meets every weekday for 5 weeks - May 24 through June 25, 2021 with an average of 30 to 40 minutes per class.
- Students are NOT required to attend the live class - they can watch the class recording instead at their convenience that day. - Students will have an average of 2 hours of homework per day which will be turned in every weekday. - Students will complete 6 labs in our virtual online lab and write a full lab report for each lab. - Students will take 5 exams (1 exam every Friday).
- Teacher: Greg Landry - Greg Landry's textbook PDF will be used for the class and will be provided to students as a part of the class. - Transcript: 1 year credit for high school science with lab
- Tuition fee for one class: $880 (minus current early registration discount). Note: this includes access to our virtual online laboratory ($280 value) at no additional charge. My "life prep" classes are equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard high school science class but taught from a Christian worldview and specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students. The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many college-prep science 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 classes. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. Our "life prep" classes enable students to see the forest!

Summer School Classes & Live Times
Students are NOT required to attend the live class - Life Prep Human Anatomy & Physiology (8th-12th) - Condensed Two Semester Class - 9:30 am ET - Life Prep Biology (8th-12th) - Condensed Two Semester Class - 10:15 am ET
- Life Prep Chemistry (9th-12th) - Condensed Two Semester Class - 11:00 am ET
- Life Prep Conceptual Physics - only basic math (9th-12th) - Condensed Two Semester Class - 11:45 am ET