Live Online Classes

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

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

  

 

Online Classes Starting September 2020
(2020-21 Homeschool Year, September 2020 - May 2021)

Note: all of these classes include our interactive online labs ($350 value) at no additional charge
 

- 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

Online Classes Starting September 2020 (Fall Semester, September 2020 - December 2020)

 

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

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

Online Classes Starting January, 2021 (Spring Semester, January 2021 - May 2021)

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

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

4 Week Online Classes Starting January 2021 (January 6-27, 2021)

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

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

See All Class Details Near Bottom of This Page

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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.

-- 3rd - 6th Grade: Self-Paced (recorded) 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).

-- 6th - 12th Grade: Self-Paced (recorded) Online Classes.. Exercise & Sports Physiology, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Embryology & Endocrinology, Earth & Space Science, Study Skills / Measurement / Lab Reports / Graphing.

 

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

 

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


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

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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!

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A Typical (though not required) Standard Order of Classes...

Note: all of these classes include our interactive online labs ($350 value) at no additional charge

- Pre-Anatomy & Physiology

- Pre-Biology

- Pre-Chemistry

- Pre-Physics

- Biology

- Chemistry

- Anatomy & Physiology

- Physics

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.

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"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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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

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

4 Week Classes

ACT Prep Online Bootcamp - October 20 - November 10, 2020

Science 101 online class - January 6-27, 2021

Student Success Skills online class - January 6-27, 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. 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 class is $390

-- Two semester class is $780

 

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

 

-- Yes, for all classes except 4 week classes. We have developed interactive online labs ($350 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 and chemicals, 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.

 

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.

Do you offer early registration or sibling discounts?

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

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You offer two types of Biology and Chemistry online classes; "Life Prep" and "College Prep" - what's the difference?

 

"Life prep" Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 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, but, taught from a Christian worldview and created specifically to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students.

 

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 "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 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 in our virtual lab and write lab reports which are turned-in and graded at their "homeroom" in Canvas. (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 gradebook 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 3 hours Registration / tuition fee for the class: $155 Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Wednesdays, 10:30 am eastern time, January 6-29, 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 Biology


AKA: Biology for "Artsy," "Techie" and other "Non-Science" Students Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard public or private 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 biology with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 5 hours Labs: Students will perform our interactive online labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $780 Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Mondays at 11:00 am ET, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 homeschool year (September 2020 - May 2021) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: #1 Textbook: Biology for "Non-Science" Students 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 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 - 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 public or private 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: Biology - either taken previously or concurrently Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for high school anatomy & physiology with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 4 - 6 hours Labs: Students will perform our interactive virtual labs and produce lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $780
Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Mondays at 12:30 pm ET, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 homeschool year (September 2020 - May 2021) 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 chemistry with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 5 - 10 hours Labs: Students will perform our online labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $780 Teacher: Greg Landry
Meets: Tuesdays at 9:30 am ET, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 homeschool year (September 2020 - May 2021)
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, "Life-Prep Chemistry" 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, and additional advanced topics. 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 "Life-Prep Chemistry" class. See details and description on this page ____________________________ "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 Chemistry


AKA: Chemistry for "artsy," "techie" and other "non-science" students. Equivalent in depth and breadth to a standard public or private high school Chemistry class but 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 chemistry with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 5 hours Labs: Students will perform our online labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $780 Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Tuesdays at 11:00 am ET, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 homeschool year (September 2020 - May 2021) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: #1: Study Guide: Chemistry for "Non-Science" Students 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: Life-Prep Chemistry 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 public or private 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 "Life Science." Recommended grade level: 6th - 9th Prerequisites: None Class length: Half school year (one semester) Transcript: half year (1 semester) credit for biology with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 5 hours Labs: Students will perform our online labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $390
Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Mondays at 2:00 pm ET, Mondays at 2:00 pm ET, Spring 2021 (January - May 2021)
(recording is available 24/7) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Students are required to obtain: 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 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 "Life Science." Recommended grade level: 6th - 9th Prerequisites: None Class length: Half school year (one semester) Transcript: half year (1 semester) credit for anatomy & physiology with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 5 hours Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $390 Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Mondays at 2:00 pm ET, Fall 2020 (September - December 2020) 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 Physics


AKA: Physics for "artsy," "techie" and other "non-science" students Equivalent in depth and breadth to a public or private high school Physics class but specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students. Two Semester Class Recommended grade level: 9th-12th Prerequisites: Algebra 1 Class length: Full school year (two semesters) Transcript: 1 year (2 semesters) credit for high school 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: $780 Teacher: Greg Landry
Meets: Tuesdays at 12:30 pm ET, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 homeschool year (September 2020 - May 2021) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 Textbook: Physics for "Non-Science" Students 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 Physics is a standard high school Phyics 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 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 public or private school 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 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 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 "Physical Science." Recommended grade level: 6th - 9th Prerequisites: None Class length: Half school year (one semester) Transcript: half year (1 semester) credit for 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: $390 Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Tuesdays at 2:00 pm ET, Spring 2021 (January - May 2021) Students are NOT required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7 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 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 "Physical Science." Recommended grade level: 6th - 9th Prerequisites: None Class length: Half school year (one semester) Transcript: half year (1 semester) credit for chemistry with lab Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 5 hours Labs: Students will perform our online labs and write lab reports Registration / tuition fee for the class: $390 Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Tuesdays at 2:00 pm ET, Fall 2020 (September - December 2020) 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 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: $780 Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Mondays at 9:30 am ET, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 homeschool year (September 2020 - May 2021) 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, "Life-Prep Biology" 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. 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 solid, but less rigorous "Life-Prep Biology" class. See details and description on this page 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 3 hours Registration / tuition fee for the class: $155 Teacher: Greg Landry Meets: Wednesdays, 12:00 noon eastern time, January 6-29, 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