Course Catalog

  • Unless noted, purchase of textbooks and workbooks is the responsibility of the parents.

  • PCLA Administration also reserves the right to make changes to course descriptions and required materials listed. Administration is not responsible for typographical errors.

  • Book rental fees are to be paid and books picked up at the August Parents’ meeting.

  • Please note grade levels and prerequisites. These are not suggestions. Exceptions must be approved by the PCLA Headmaster

  • Unless specifically stated, all textbooks listed are the current edition.

  • Supply list for each class will be distributed at the Parent’s Meeting in August.

  • All courses must have a minimum of 6 students unless approved by the Headmaster

  • Links provided are for information only. Parents are encouraged to seek out the best deal. Note ISBN

  • PCLA administration reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule classes.

  • Additional classes may be created as needed. 

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EL1B

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2 / 3 Bundle

This includes four 2nd - 3rd grade classes (Literature, Art, Science, and History) offered at a reduced price.

See the individual classes.

Subject

Elective

Grade Levels

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 12

EL1C

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4/5 Bundle

This includes five 4th - 5th grade classes (Math, Grammar, History, Spanish, and Science) offered at a reduced price.

See the individual classes.

Subject

Elective

Grade Levels

4th Grade

5th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 2:30

EL3D

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Journalism and Publications

Students will work on all aspects of the PCLA yearbook. This course may be taken multiple times.

Required Text: Text provided for a rental fee ($15). Workbooks must be purchased through PCLA

Subject

Elective

Grade Levels

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

FA1P

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2/3 Art

Students will have different monthly units that focus on the world’s greatest painters. The children will study Art techniques so they will have a foundation to create great works of art themselves. There will also be several outside the box activities like making jewelry, food as art, and slime time. This course will be interactive and fun.

Required Text: 13 Paintings Children Should Know ISBN: 9783791343235

13 Art Techniques Children Should Know ISBN: 978-3791371368

Subject

Fine Arts

Grade Levels

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 1:30

FA2D

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MS Art

Subject

Fine Arts

Grade Levels

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

3:30 - 4:30

FL1C

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4/5 Spanish

This course presents basic structure and grammar of the Spanish language and encourages learning by using games and other activities to engage the student in the course. Students will converse, read, and write in Spanish.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Foreign Language

Grade Levels

4th Grade

5th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

11 - 12

FL2B

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Middle School Spanish

This elective course presents basic structure and grammar of the Spanish language and encourages conversation with the introduction of basic vocabulary. Concepts such as the calendar, seasons, classroom objects and school subjects, commands, numbers, colors, pronouns, introduction of conjugation, greetings, and a basic understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures will be taught. This class will provide a good foundation to students who will be taking Spanish 1.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Foreign Language

Grade Levels

6th Grade

7th Grade 

8th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

FL3A

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High School Spanish 1

Designed to provide students with the vocabulary and grammar skills they need to create language for communication. Students will converse, read and write in Spanish. Culture studies are integrated throughout.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Foreign Language

Grade Levels

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

LA1A

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2/3 Grammar

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Levels

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

11 - 12

LA1C

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4/5 Grammar

Lessons will cover parts of speech, sentence structure, and rules of capitalization and punctuation. Basic elements of writing will be introduced as students learn to model original works using the imitation method.

Required Text: The Language Mechanic (ISBN: 978-0-89455-761-3)

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Levels

4th Grade

5th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

LA2A

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Middle School Composition I: Introduction to Writing

Students will learn basic elements of writing such as writing basic sentences, writing paragraphs, and writing essays. Grammar will be enriched through sentence combining, modeling and editing. Students will have a chance to enhance writing knowledge through subject writing, creative writing and reports.

No Text Required

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Levels

Advanced 6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

LA2B

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Middle School Composition II: Extending the Writing Process

Students will review basic writing skills using a literature approach, in addition to traditional writing exercises. Topics covered will include: expository, narrative, and persuasive writing; research papers, including citation of sources; and poetry. Several classic short stories, poems, and novels will be studied.

No Text Required

Prerequisite: MS Comp I or equivalent.

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Levels

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

2;30 - 3:30

LA3A - H

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Honors Comparative Literature and Composition

Honors classes will be given more rigorous classwork and homework assignments. Introduction to a variety of literary genres with emphasis on literary elements, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Students will examine how ideas and writing styles have developed based on an author’s culture and learn how to look beyond the storyline to analyze works in light of a Christian world view. Students will develop critical reading and writing skills to develop a confident voice in both written assignments and classroom discussions.

Required Text: BJU Fundamentals of Literature 2nd edition (ISBN: 978-1591668879)

Need first day of class.

Additional required novels: (please use exact ISBN when ordering):

•To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (ISBN: 9780060935467) Need by 8/20/19

•Night, Elie Wiesel (ISBN: 9780374500016)

•Animal Farm, George Orwell (ISBN: 9780451526342)

•The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare—available for rent from PCLA

**This class will not be offered again until 2021-2022.

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Levels

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

LA3C - H

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Honors American Literature and Composition - Class is Full/Waitlist has begun

This course will give students the opportunity to read and study various genres of literature written from the foundation of our nation through the modern period. Students will be expected to engage with the texts through discussion, writing, and projects. This course is a complete Language Arts course.

Required Text: BJU American Literature-2nd edition ISBN: 978-1606821022

Additional Text: TBD

**This class will not be offered again until 2021-2022.

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Levels

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

 

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

2:30 - 4:30

MA1A

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2/3 Math

Subject

Math

Grade Levels

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

MA2A

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Math Fundamentals

Explains whole numbers, number theory, equations, decimals, integers, fractions, basic geometry.

Required Text: BJU Fundamentals of Math 2nd Edition student text (ISBN: 978-1591663751)

**This class will be capped at 10 Students.

Subject

Math

Grade Levels

Advanced 6th Grade

7th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

MA2B

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Honors Pre-Algebra

Eases students into algebraic thinking by introducing the concept of variables early, then emphasizing equation-solving procedures throughout the remaining chapters. Reviews and builds on traditional arithmetic skills and includes a consumer- related application of math to everyday life.

Required Text: BJU Pre-Algebra 2nd Edition Student text. (ISBN: 978-1591665465)

**This class will be capped at 10 Students

Subject

Math

Grade Levels

Advanced 7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

MA2C

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4/5 Math

Lessons will include place value, Roman numerals, addition & subtraction, multiplication & division, equations, geometry, time & measurement, ratios, proportions, percent’s, fractions, decimals, and integers.

Required Text: BJU Press Math 5 Student Worktext – 3rd Edition;

Updated Copyright: ISBN #: 9781628562347

Subject

Math

Grade Levels

4th Grade

5th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

MA3A

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Honors Algebra 1

This course continues into the practical methods of solving first- and second-degree equations and inequalities. Algebraic skills are introduced in logical order: relations, functions, graphing, and systems of equations, radicals, factoring polynomials, rational equations, and quadratic functions. Contains review questions that refresh the memory without wearying the mind. It also includes word problems and special interest sections on computer technology and famous mathematicians.

Required Text: BJU Algebra 1 (3rd Edition) ISBN: 9781606820452

Prerequisite: Pre Algebra with grade of C or better.

**This class will be capped at 10 Students.

Subject

Math

Grade Levels

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

2:30 - 4:30

MA3B

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Honors Geometry

This course continues into the practical methods of solving first- and second-degree equations and inequalities. Algebraic skills are introduced in logical order: relations, functions, graphing, and systems of equations, radicals, factoring polynomials, rational equations, and quadratic functions. Contains review questions that refresh the memory without wearying the mind. It also includes word problems and special interest sections on computer technology and famous mathematicians.

Required Text: BJU Geometry - 4th Edition ISBN: 9781606828946

Additional Text: Key to Geometry #1-8 (christianbook.com)

Prerequisite: Must have completed Algebra 1 with grade of C or better

**This class will be capped at 10 Students.

Subject

Math

Grade Levels

Advanced 9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

SC1C

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2/3 Science

Course description coming soon.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

9 - 10

SC2B

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Life Science - Class is Full/Waitlist has begun

Topics covered include organism, classification, cellular biology, genetics, creation vs. evolution, microbiology, botany, zoology, ecology, and human anatomy. A science project is required.

Required Text: BJU Press Life Science – 3rd Edition - Student Text (ISBN: 978-1-59166-474-1)

Student Activity Manual is included in Text. Please note that this is a 2-volume set (Book A & B).

(Families wishing to reuse text will need to purchase separate Student Activity Manual 

978-1591666974)

**This course will not be taught again until 2021-2022.

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SC2C

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4/5 Science

Topics covered in our science units will include rocks and minerals, matter and energy, weather, biomes, ecosystems, sound and light, respiratory and circulatory systems.

Required Text: BJU Press Science 5 – 4th Edition ISBN #: 978-1-60682-463-4

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

4th Grade

5th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

1:30 - 2:30

SC3B

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Honors Biology

Using a combination of lecture and laboratory activities, this course introduces scientific investigation, cellular biology, biochemistry, energy relationships, homeostasis, genetics, heredity, biotechnology, microbiology, classification, taxonomy, origins, comparative physiology, ecology, botany, and zoology.

Required Text: BJU Press Biology – 4th Edition.

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade


Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SC3M

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Forensic Science

Science is the application to the investigation of crime scenes. It includes the investigation of fingerprinting, fiber analysis, ballistics, arson, trace evidence analysis, poisons, drugs, blood spatters, and blood samples. Students will learn the scientific protocols for analyzing a crime scene, how to use chemical and physical separation methods to isolate and identify materials. How to analyze biological evidence and the criminal use of tools, including impressions from firearms, tool marks, arson, and explosive evidence.​

Required Text: TBD

Prerequisite: Must have completed Biology and Physical Science.

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

SS1P

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2/3 History

We will study leaders from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, Jr., to give your child a chronological understanding of great leaders in American history. With 22 biographical excerpts of Presidents, generals, preachers, pioneers, and more, your child can observe the character-building qualities of these leaders. Comprehension questions, timelines, terms and definitions, “Stop and Think” sections and maps of where these honorable people lived give your child facts to remember and traits like honesty, courage, and bravery to model in his life.

Required Text: Our American Heritage Abeka: Item No. 104728

Subject

Social Studies

Grade Levels

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 9

SS2A

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Georgia History

This course tells the story of Georgia—its history, culture, and geography—in the context of the American nation, and its state and local government in the context of American democracy.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Social Studies

Grade Levels

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

11 - 12

SS2G

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4/5 History

This course begins with the time period before Europeans came to what is now the U.S. and takes students on an exciting journey through the history of the people, places, and events that shaped U.S. history until the late 1800s.

Required Text: Our Star-Spangled Story Part 1, ISBN 9781609991241

My Star-Spangled Student Workbook 9781609991289. Notgrass Publisher

Subject

Social Studies

Grade Levels

4th Grade

5th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 1:30

SS3B

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US History - Class is Full/Waitlist has begun

This course covers our nation's history from colonial times up to the present focusing on God's providence and America's "Christian heritage", the text focuses on the circumstances that allowed for colonial expansion and development into modern day America. Additional discussion and activities will be added during class time.

Required Text: BJU United States History 4th Edition (Bob Jones Item Number 268961)

**This course will not be taught again until 2021-2022.

Subject

Social Studies

Grade Levels

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

SS3E-HS

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Government/Economics

We will study our government from foundation to the present day. This class will prepare students for responsible citizenship with discussions of the principles and mechanics of a constitutional republic. The curriculum provides insight on a variety of topics such as the three branches of government, political parties, elections, foreign policy, and more, all from a biblical perspective.

Required Text: BJU Press American Government 3rd edition.  BJU Press- 3rd ed.

ISBN: 978-1-60682-194-7

Subject

Social Studies

Grade Levels

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10