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Algebra 1- Updated

Michelle Law

Full year course covering the following concepts: definitions of algebraic language; powers; inequalities; equations (basic 2-step and multi-step); factoring and applications of factoring polynomials; functions and graphs, lines, slopes; solving systems of equations; quadratics; and solving rate problems and other word problems. Required: Saxon Algebra 1 Student Text, 3rd Edition (It's orange, be sure it's the 3rd edition). Strongly suggested: Saxon Algebra 1 Solutions Manual. (Seriously, you will want this for correcting any work at home. It has saved my sanity on more than one occasion.) Cost Note: In order to complete the material for the math course in one year, the class will need to meet twice a week. The cost is $525 per year (plus HERC/Materials fees) for classes meeting twice a week ($15 per week x 35 weeks). If a parent chooses to teach some of the material using DVD tutorials or other resources, a student may attend the class once per week (Thurs) for a cost of $350 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee ($395).  Payment plans available. If your child is not strong in Math, I highly recommend attendance twice a week. If not, they will need to read and comprehend the material on their own/with your help.

  • When: Tues & Thurs, 2nd Period, 9:25am - 10:45am
  • Cost: $525 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee = $570, see note above
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

Chemistry Lab- Updated

Michelle Law

This class will consist of labs, demos and discussion to complement the Apologia Chemistry text (2nd Ed). The lab experiments in the text will be a starting point, but may be substituted/supplemented with ones that create high interest and more thoroughly explain concepts from the text. Since this class covers only the lab portion of Chemistry, students will also need to complete the chapter work and take exams apart from this class. This class may be taken separately or in conjunction with Chemistry Lecture that is offered 3rd period. Curriculum required: Exploring Creation with Chemistry set (text, tests, solutions), 2nd Ed., by Dr. Jay L. Wile.  Cost note: Payment plans available. After August enrollment, supply fee will not be reimbursable

  • When: Thursdays, Fourth Period, 12:20 - 1:40pm
  • Cost: $420 + $10 Supplies Fee + $40 HERC fee = $470 (35 weeks x $12/class)
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Chemistry Lecture- Updated

Michelle Law

Full year course covering significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Text required: Apologia Exploring Creation Through Chemistry (2nd Edition) by Dr. Jay L. Wile Cost note: Payment plans available. After August enrollment, supply fee will not be reimbursable

  • When: Thursdays, Third Period,10:50 am - 12:10 pm
  • Cost: $350 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee = $395.
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10
  • Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Pre-Algebra- Updated

Michelle Law

Full year course covering the following concepts: definitions of algebraic language; powers; inequalities; equations (basic 2-step and multi-step); factoring and applications of factoring polynomials; functions and graphs, lines, slopes; solving systems of equations; quadratics; and solving rate problems and other word problems. Required: Saxon Algebra 1/2 Student Text, 3rd Edition (It's BLUE, be sure it's the 3rd edition). Strongly suggested: Saxon Algebra 1/2 Solutions Manual. (Seriously, you will want this for correcting any work at home. It has saved my sanity on more than one occasion.) Cost Note: In order to complete the material for the math course in one year, the class will need to meet twice a week. The cost is $525 per year (plus HERC/Materials fees) for classes meeting twice a week ($15 per week x 35 weeks). If a parent chooses to teach some of the material using DVD tutorials or other resources, a student may attend the class once per week (Thurs) for a cost of $350 + $5 supplies fee + $40 HERC fee ($395).  Payment plans available. If your child is not strong in Math, I highly recommend attendance twice a week. If not, they will need to read and comprehend the material on their own/with your help.

  • When: Tuesdays AND Thursdays, First Period, 8am - 9:20 am
  • Cost: $525 + $5 supply fee + $40 HERC fee = $570
  • Minimum Number of Students: 10