High School (Grades 9-12)

In an effort to provide families with greater flexibility during the high school years, ESCHEL offers a cafeteria-style program for its high school students. Students in grades 9-12 can choose from among the following courses on an a la carte basis.

See the Class Schedules page for more information on class times.

Note: Individual a la carte courses are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.

Please note: Students are welcome to eat lunch from 1:00-1:30 pm either outdoors or in the Science Room. Students eating lunch at ESCHEL are expected to clean up after themselves.  Siblings are welcome to study or do a quiet, seated activity in the Multipurpose Room during the 1:30-2:30pm time slot.  All children 6th grade and younger must be supervised by a parent or other adult arranged by the parent if not registered for a class.


If you have a student that will be new to the secondary program at ESCHEL this school year, please click on the link below to access our welcome letter on how to prepare and help your student with this transition as well as a list of resources and skills that will be needed.

ESCHEL new to secondary parent letter April 2019


High School American Lit9th/10th Grade Writing:  Student Writing Intensive Continuation Course Level C.  

Tutor:  Michelle Fryc

This course builds on the structures and styles that were covered in the Advanced US History class, prepping students for PSEO or writing clep tests.

Required books: 

(All descriptions are from the IEW.com website.)

To access additional information about course content, including scope and sequence, access the following link, keeping in mind that the tutor will adapt her course schedule/syllabus to meet the needs of ESCHEL students:

Refund policy:  No refunds except in the case of extreme extenuating circumstances as approved by the instructor.

High School College Prep Writing


High School SpeechAdvanced Speech and Communications

Tutor: Ann Soderberg

This advanced speech course will build on the skills and abilities that students developed during their experience in the beginning speech class.  New and engaging speech assignments will challenge students as they put techniques of formal and informal speaking into practice.  PowerPoint presentations, as well as an end-of-the-year speech night will be included.  Students will learn more about their own style and strengths as a confident communicator, as well as appreciate the strengths of various unforgettable speeches and writers. Original speeches to entertain, persuade, and inform will be written and delivered from an outline format. You may even discover that you enjoy sharing your ideas with others…and that you can do it well!  You’ll discover more of the talents that God has given to you.  High school students who have previously taken advanced speech will benefit from this year’s class as it includes new challenges and assignments to further their growth.

1 Credit for HS English

Handouts needed for the course are provided by the tutor and are included in the supply fee.

Students to provide consumables such as two three-ring binders, folder tab dividers,                               paper, pencils, etc.

Refund policy:  No refunds.


High School BiologyApologia’s Exploring Creation with Biology Lab Class

Tutor: Mr. Bill Cournoyer

This course provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation.

Required books:
Text: Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition, published by Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.
Supplement: Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition, published by Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.

Refund policy:  No refunds.


Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Chemistry Lab Class

Tutor: Mr. Bill Cournoyer

In order to be able to understand this text, the student needs to have completed Algebra I. This course is designed to be a high school chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. The course covers 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.  The revised 3rd edition offers more in-depth discussions and explanations of concepts, as well as biographical sketches of Christian scientists who have made a difference in the field while giving the glory to God.

Required books:
Text: Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd editionsecond printing**, published by Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.
Supplement: Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd edition, published by Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.

**You can identify the second printing of the 3rd edition of the chemistry textbook by a line that appears on the copyright page. This line reads: “Second Printing: May 2015.” – See more at: https://blog.apologia.com/blog/2015/07/20/chemistry-3rd-edition-2nd-printing/#sthash.Z3z7XhqM.dpuf

Refund policy:  No refunds.



Government (1st Semester)

Tutor: Mr. Dan Schneider

This class fulfills high school graduation requirements for a class in government.  For scope and sequence please see the textbook table of contents.  We will follow closely the contents of the Notgrass curriculum, Exploring Government, which includes the textbook and a book of readings entitled We Hold These Truths.  Our goal is to cover the material in the textbook through weekly assignments of reading with study questions while focusing on selected topics in more detail at our class meetings.  There will be a few essay and/or written report assignments in addition to the regular textbook assignments. A major goal of the class will be give students a good understanding of the Biblical principles that are the foundation of good government.

Required books:
Text:  Exploring Government by Ray Notgrass (copyright 2016)
Source Book:  We Hold These Truths edited by Ray Notgrass.

Estimated cost of curriculum if purchased new as a 2-book set at notgrass.com or Christianbook.com is $60.

(Note:  Parents will not need quiz & exam book or answer key.)

Refund policy:  No refund after 6/1/19.


Economics (2nd Semester)

Tutor: Mr. Dan Schneider

This class fulfills high school graduation requirements for a class in economics.  For scope and sequence please see the textbook table of contents.  We will follow closely the contents of the Notgrass curriculum, Exploring Economics, which includes the textbook and a book of readings entitled Making Choices.  Our goal is to cover the material in the textbook through weekly assignments of reading with study questions while focusing on selected topics in more detail at our class meetings.  There will be a few essay and/or written report assignments in addition to the regular textbook assignments. A major goal of the class will be give students a good understanding of the Biblical principles that are the foundation of good economics.

Required books:
Text:  Exploring Economics by Ray Notgrass (copyright 2016)
Source reading:  Making Choices:  Readings in Economics edited by Ray Notgrass

Estimated cost of curriculum if purchased new as a 2-book set at notgrass.com or Christianbook.com is $60.

(Note:  Parents will not need quiz & exam pack.)

Refund policy:  No refunds.


Apologetics

Tutor: Mr. Dan Schneider

I Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.”  Apologetics is the study of the truth of Christianity in order to understand it better and be able to explain it to non-believers.  In the first semester we will be using Understanding the Faith as our main text to study the fundamental truth claims of Christianity and how to present this truth to unbelievers.  We will use Understanding the Times in the second semester to study and compare non-Christian worldviews in order to understand them better and be able to present the Christian worldview as the best option.  Besides the two main textbooks, we will read articles from sources of Christian apologetics like Answers in Genesis and discuss them in class.  There will be weekly reading assignments with study questions and a few written essay assignments.

Required BooksUnderstanding the Faith by Jeff Meyers (copyright 2016) AND

Understanding the Times by Jeff Meyers and David A. Noebel (copyright 2016).

Note: you need the latest edition of this book.  Available at http://www.summit.org/

Refund Policy: No refunds


Spanish 1–Morning option (31 weeks) or afternoon option (25 weeks)

Tutor:  Senora (Deanne) Willman

Come join us to learn the second most spoken language in the world! (Even more than English).  ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!  I’m very excited to work with your students to speak and understand Spanish this year!  I believe language is to communicate, not just another subject to learn and check off in school.  That is why your student(s) will be listening to Spanish at home and then come each week to practice speaking and understanding what they’ve learned at home.   In Spanish 1, you will use the Spanish in class that you have listened to at home all week to act out dramas, prepare dialogues and learn to converse with others, using costumes and props to practice.  The first semester you will just listen and look at the drawings at home to understand, but the second semester you will be reading and writing Spanish!  You will listen at home four days a week and come to class one day a week to practice what you’ve listened to.  We will also learn to pronounce Bible verses well in Spanish in addition to learning useful Spanish conversation phrases. Spanish 1 classes are offered for younger students & those wanting Spanish credits without a lot of time involved.  All classes are equivalent to high school credit.  Spanish 1 also works for those who are not bothered by having to see & understand the whole process of how the language works, but are comfortable jumping in and speaking right away. Spanish 1 is a pretty light class (work-wise outside of class).  Some high schoolers might want something meatier and try level 2.

Required curriculum:  The Learnables and Basic Structures from International Linguistics Corp., www.learnables.com, 1-800-237-1830. Spanish 1 uses The Learnables 1 and Basic Structures 1.  You may notice that it comes in two formats:  for the computer or with CD’s and a book.  Either format is fine as it is the same curriculum, but you need to make sure you have some form of the audio in addition to the book.Some parents have found used curriculum online; be sure that it includes the audio component when you order. You may also find it used at homeschool curriculum fairs and some former students may have some available also. One set per family is enough as it does not need to be consumable. I can let former students know of your interest in used material also.

Refund policy:  No refunds.


Spanish 2   NOTE: Class is from 9:00-10:00 am

Tutor:  Senora (Deanne Willman)

In Spanish 2A students sing praise and worship songs, receive a Spanish-English Bible to keep working on verses and spelling, and continue using the language in active ways.  In the second year we have more assignments in both writing and speaking, using drama and demonstrations to enhance the learning and understanding of the language. The Learnables 2 and Grammar Enhancement curriculum are used together all year long.  You need to purchase them with the audio component in addition to the book.  The Grammar Enhancement curriculum comes either for the computer or as CD’s and a book.  The Computer version does not have as many ejercicios for practice; if possible, please purchase the book and CD’s and have both ready to use at the beginning of the school year.

Spanish 2A is offered to those who have had some Spanish (whatever curriculum) and/or are willing to listen to The Learnables 1 & Basic Structures 1 over the summer (much level 1 curriculum is available used or to borrow).  This class has more homework, assignments & moves faster for those who are looking for that.  I don’t think going to a higher level than this would work well for students who haven’t been focused on speaking & understanding, and because of the other things I add to the curriculum.

The classes are almost 100% taught in Spanish, with assignments & syllabus written in English (until level 3). We use the props, costumes, and nonverbal language to make sure students understand.

Spanish 2B uses the  Basic Structures 2 and CD’s all year long.  It is important that you have the audio in addition to the Basic Structures book.  We will continue to learn to speak, understand, read and write more in Spanish, using activities and games.  As we use Bible verses to learn spelling, and sing praise and worship songs to practice reading and pronouncing well, we are preparing to use Spanish in whatever ministry God may allow.  Learning tracts in Spanish further prepares students to share the gospel with others.

This approach is generally different than college Spanish.  Many students have taken college Spanish after my classes & done well.  Some current & former students are currently using Spanish in ministry and as God allows opportunities.  College Spanish tends to be grammar-focused & move very fast.  Students who have had my class are able to speak, understand & do well in class, but have not had the grammar background of traditional classes so often start college classes at the lower levels. Some students have also done the grammar study on their own after studying with me & that works well.  The main idea is that we are speaking & understanding, not getting slowed down because of grammar.

Required curriculumThe Learnables and Basic Structures from International Linguistics Corp., www.learnables.com, 1-800-237-1830.  Some parents have found used curriculum online; be sure that it includes the audio component when you order. You may also find it used at homeschool curriculum fairs and some former students may have some available also. One set per family is enough as it does not need to be consumable. I can let former students know of your interest in used material also.

* Please wait to purchase Spanish 2 curriculum until we determine whether Senora Willman will be offering Spanish 2A or 2B this year, based on where students are at who are registering.  She typically offers these levels on alternating years.

Refund policy:  No refunds.


 


Christian Martial Arts – (31 weeks)

Tutor: Sifu Jeff Goodwin

Welcome to our Christ-Centered Martial Art! Christ-centered Martial Artists (CMA) is a
compassionate ministry that fervently strives to promote the strongest daily relationship
between Jesus Christ and His creation through its comprehensive Christ-centered martial
arts process.
CMA classes are fun and exciting! As Junior Becomers-in-Christ, your precious child
will deepen their faith as they gain confidence, self-worth, focus, fitness, courtesy,
respect, self-defense, and much more! They will learn the Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control). Junior
Becomers-in-Christ will develop additional character traits found throughout the Holy
Bible.
Classes will be an hour in duration. Uniforms cost $40.00. Until they receive their
uniform, students should wear loose fitting clothes. You can order a CMA uniform
(includes Patch), protective padding, or other CMA equipment anytime.
At the beginning of each class, a devotional is provided; then, students will practice
stretching, basic movements, and other fun activities! A brief cool down and devotional
review will conclude their class. Handouts are provided for you and your child to
enhance lessons and inform you of their progress.
CMA training is a mind, body and spirit activity. To maximize their benefit, please ensure
that ESCHEL and I are aware of any medical issues or other potential concerns
regarding your child.

Students may have the opportunity to Test for a rank in CMA during each semester. The cost per Belt Test is $50.00. Also, students greatly enjoy sparring, however protective gear is required. Students under the rank of 8th Gup – Orange Belt are not required to spar. The average cost of this protective gear is $125.00, however, because CMA is a ministry we may donate the equipment to the student while supplies last. These donations are for students that can not afford the equipment.

Refund Policy: No refunds