Classes by Deonna Tack


English 10

Deonna Tack

Come with us as we take a journey through themes in world literature. We will study poetry, short stories, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and the classic novel, Silas Marner. Students will be taught to write everything from essays and research papers to poetry. It should be fun! Required: A Beka World Literature (Code 115401) $33.05, A Beka Grammar and Composition IV (Code 167886) $19.30, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Code 82945) $12.95, Silas Marner by George Eliot (Code 82953) $12.95 - all from A Beka. Also Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. (Some books available in HERC library or public library.)

  • When: Thursdays, Period 2
  • Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee = $390
  • Minimum Number of Students: 4

English 9

Deonna Tack

This class will be a great transition class from the junior high to high school. Focus will be on improving writing, learning how to do a research paper, and how to analyze many different types of literature. For those of you who are squeamish about teaching Shakespeare, we will be tackling Romeo and Juliet from a Christian perspective, emphasizing the craziness of teen dating and how the choices that we make selfishly affect others for sure. We will also be covering The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for our novel, as we learn about symbolism and allegory. Essay writing will also be taught from beginning to end. Required: A Beka Themes in Literature (Code 157805) $29.80, A Beka Grammar and Composition III (Code 15776) $19.30, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis $4.49 (CBD stock #WW44220), Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (any copy will do, though a parallel text is best), and God's Underground by Richard Wurmbrand.

  • When: Thursdays, Period 3
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3

Human Physiology and Anatomy

Deonna Tack

This is a human physiology and anatomy course. It covers both the anatomy and physiology of the human body’s 11 organ systems in detail. More specifically, the student will learn about histology, the integumentary and skeletal systems, muscle histology and physiology, the skeletal muscle system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the urinary system, and the reproductive systems.  I am not requiring any prerequisites and will review any biology or chemistry concepts required for comprehension.  This should be a fun class that will fulfill a student’s life science requirement.  Text required: Apologia Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body. 2nd Edition by Marilyn M. Shannon, M.A. and Rachael L. Yunnis, M.S., M.A., The Anatomy Coloring Book, and the Apologia notebook consumable.  

  • When: Thursdays, Period One
  • Cost: Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee = $390
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3
  • Prerequisite: None

Human Physiology and Anatomy LAB

Deonna Tack

This class is meant to be a supplement to the Human Physiology and Anatomy lecture.  There are slides to view, things to dissect, and supplemental videos to watch.  If taken together with the lecture, the cost will be discounted to cost a total of $510 for lecture and lab together, with the additional $40 materials fee for the lab and the HERC fee added on as well.  Unfortunately, because there are a lot of costs involved, I have to have a minimum of 5 students to make this class pay for itself.  This portion can also be taught at home if you buy the kit.

  • When: When: Tuesdays, Period One
  • Cost: Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee + $40 materials fee= $430
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: None

Human Physiology/Anatomy

This is a human physiology and anatomy course. It covers both the anatomy and physiology of the human body’s 11 organ systems in detail. More specifically, the student will learn about histology, the integumentary and skeletal systems, muscle histology and physiology, the skeletal muscle system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the urinary system, and the reproductive systems.  I am not requiring any prerequisites and will review any biology or chemistry concepts required for comprehension.  This should be a fun class that will fulfill a student’s life science requirement.  Text required: Apologia Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body. 2nd Edition by Marilyn M. Shannon, M.A. and Rachael L. Yunnis, M.S., M.A., The Anatomy Coloring Book, and the Apologia notebook consumable.  

  • When: Thursdays during 1st Period
  • Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee = $390
  • Minimum Number of Students: 3
  • Prerequisite: None required, Biology suggested

Physical Science

  Course description: This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The text book is Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science. I have 1st edition, but 2nd edition will work.  We will do labs, lecture, projects, and supplemental videos.      

  • When: Tuesday, Second Period
  • Cost: $350 + $40 HERC fee + $30 Materials fee = $420
  • Minimum Number of Students: 5
  • Prerequisite: None