Course Catalog

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  • 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

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EL1B

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

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

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) to be picked up at the parent meeting.

Subject

Elective

Grade Levels

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

2:30 - 4:30

EL3E

Health

Some units covered are: physical health, nutrition, fitness and exercise, basic first aid, infectious and non-infectious diseases, mental health, drugs, alcohol and tobacco, life management, social health, and maturity. Parents should be advised that this course will include open and honest discussions on health topics. The physiology of human sexuality is not discussed. Purity, dating, and courtship are discussed. The dangers and effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco will be discussed in detail. All the topics pertaining to health and life are carefully presented according to Biblical principles.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Elective

Grade Levels

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Thursday

10 - 11

EL3P

Family Consumer Science

This life skills course will teach students important skills for managing a household. It will cover topics including basic sewing, clothing construction, interior design, meal planning, kitchen safety, food preparation, hospitality, and household finances (like budgeting and balancing checking accounts). The course will be heavily project based but will include some research-based writing, worksheets, and a few written quizzes and tests.

Required Text: None

Subject

Elective

Grade Levels

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade


Teacher

Ashley Gladu

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

FA1B

K/1 Art

Students will have different monthly units that focus on the world’s greatest painters. The children will study different art techniques, so they will have a foundation to create great works of art by 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. We will incorporate basic kindergarten and first grade writing and reading standards.

Required Text: TBD

Subject

Fine Arts

Grade Levels

Kindergarten

1st Grade

Teacher

Ashley Gladu

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

9 - 10

FA1M

K/1 Author Studies

This course focuses on classic children's stories and includes take home lessons that the parent can tailor to each child's reading and writing level.

Required Text: None

Subject

Fine Arts

Grade Levels

Kindergarten

1st Grade

Teacher

Marian Rainwater

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

FA1N

2/3 Author Studies

This course uses a variety of books written by popular authors that allow students to explore, discuss, and continue to develop a love of reading through author studies and exploration centers. This age will dive into chapter books as well.

Required Text: None

Subject

Fine Arts

Grade Levels

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Teacher

Renee Brannon

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

9 - 10

FA1P

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

Ashley Gladu

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

FL1C

Elementary 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

Maribel Ruiz

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

11 - 12

FL2B

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

Maribel Ruiz

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

FL3C

High School Latin 1

This course is designed to introduce Latin to the student through a grammar based approach. Grammar will be taught systematically and workbook exercises will ensure mastery. Text and workbook will be supplemented with readings and lessons on Roman history, culture and geography, as well as Latin prayers and songs.

Required Text: First Form Latin Student Text (ISBN 978-1-61538-002-2) and

First Form Latin Workbook (ISBN 978-1-61538-003-9)

Subject

Foreign Language

Grade Levels

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Teacher

Jamie Corley

Class Day and Time

Thursday

10 - 12

FL3D

High School Latin 2

Second Form Latin continues the study of the Latin grammar in much the same format as First Form Latin. Units are organized in a logical, systematic order that maximizes understanding and retention. Workbook, Vocabulary and grammar exercises, as well as cultural and historical readings will reinforce the lessons taught in class.

Required Text: Second Form Latin (ISBN: 978-1615380237) and

Second Form Latin Workbook (ISBN: 978- 1615380251)

Prerequisite: High School Latin 1 with grade of C or better.

**This course fulfills rigor requirements.

Subject

Foreign Language

Grade Levels

Advanced 9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Jamie Corley

Class Day and Time

Thursday

10 - 12

LA1C

4/5 Grammar & Compostion

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

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

LA2A

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.

Required Text: None

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Levels

Advanced 6th Grade

7th Grade


Teacher

Shari Sewell

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 1:30

LA2B

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.

Required Text: None

Prerequisite: MS Comp I or equivalent.

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Levels

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Shari Sewell

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

1:30 - 2:30

LA3B – H

Honors World Literature and Composition

This course will broaden students' understanding of a wide range of literary classics through critical thinking, and by focusing on excellence in communication through both the written and spoken word. Students will study and interpret works in light of a biblical worldview.  This course is a complete Language Arts course.

Required Text: TBD

*This class will be capped at 15 students*

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Levels

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade


Teacher

Tricia Wade

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

LA3D – H

Honors British Literature and Composition

Discusses literature selections and cultural issues from eight literary periods in light of Scripture: Old English, Middle English, Tudor, Stuart, Neoclassical, Romantic, Victorian, and Modern. Traces English Christianity from its beginning to the present and studies the Shakespearean drama Macbeth.

Required Text: TBD

*This class will be capped at 15 students*

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Levels

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Tricia Wade

Class Day and Time

Thursday

8 - 10

MA1C

4/5 Math

The course builds on the foundations of place value and the four basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) to help students develop a greater understanding of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, basic geometry, , and pre-algebra concepts.

Required Text: Modern Curriculum Press Level E Student Edition - 2005 Edition (ISBN: 9780765260642)

Subject

Math

Grade Levels

4th Grade

5th Grade

Teacher

Elizabeth Huggins

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

MA2A

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

Shari Sewell

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

2:30 - 4:30

MA3A

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

Teresa Robertson

Class Day and Time

Thursday

8 - 10

MA3C

Honors Algebra 2 - Class is Full- You are on the Waitlist

Mathematical contributions of various cultures provide the theme for this continuing journey into algebra. The first seven chapters provide thorough review of basic skills, including detailed studies of linear equations and functions, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations and functions, systems of equations, and radicals, then progresses to topics such as complex numbers, rational expressions and equations, conic sections, trigonometry, exponents and logarithms, matrices, and probability.

Required Text: BJU Press Algebra 2 – 2nd Edition Student Text. ISBN: (978-1-57924-385-2) 

Also Required: Texas Instruments 83 (TI 83) calculator or equivalent.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 with grade of C or better

*This class will be capped at 10 Students

Subject

Math

Grade Levels

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Teresa Robertson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 12

SC1A

K/1 Science

Course description coming soon.

Required Text: Abeka Discovering God’s World 4th Edition Grade 1 Science Reader (Item No: 197548)

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

Kindergarten

1st Grade

Teacher

Renee Brannon

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

11 - 12

SC1F

2/3 Science

Course description coming soon.

Required Text: Abeka Exploring God’s World Student Text Grade 3, 5th Edition (www.christianbook.com stock# WW315788)

 Abeka My Animal Notebook - Grade 3 (Item No: 323527)

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Teacher

Hannah Pitts

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

10 - 11

SC1G

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. This class will be designed for instruction on a 2-year plan.

Year 1 (2019-2020) Chapters 1,3,5,7,9,11

Year 2 (2020-2021):  Chapters 2,4,6,8,10,12.

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

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

4th Grade

5th Grade

Teacher

Hannah Pitts

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

1:30 - 2:30

SC2A

Middle School Science - Class is Full- You are on the Waitlist

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of Zoology 2 for grades K-6. God filled the Earth’s waters with animals great and small. Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day covers swimming creatures from the microscopic to the massive. No matter how near or far you live from the ocean, you and your students will wonder at God’s designs in the amazing aquatic animals He formed.

Required Text: Apologia Zoology 2 Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day (ISBN: 9781932012736)

Exploring Creation with Botany, Textbook (ISBN: 9781932012491)

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Hannah Pitts

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SC3A

Honors Physical Science

Course discusses such topics as the property of matter, elementary chemistry, structure and interactions of matter, chemical and non-chemical combinations of matter, elementary physics including forms of energy, mechanics, electromagnetics, wave theory, and optics.

Required Text: BJU Press The Physical Science - 4th Edition.  (ISBN: 978-1-59166-552-6)

Lab Manual (ISBN: 978-1-59166-793-3))

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra with a C or better and must be currently taking Algebra 1 or higher. 

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade


Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SC3C

Honors Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of matter. Using a combination of lecture and laboratory activities, this course addresses the concepts of atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, the composition and physical behavior of matter, conservation and interaction of matter and energy, the properties of solids, liquids and gases, characteristics of solutions, and the nature of acids and bases.

Required Text: - BJU Press 3rd Edition (ISBN: 9781591665403)
Required Materials:  Three-ring binder with dividers/tabs. Hard cover marble laboratory notebook

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 with a C or better and must be currently taking or have completed Algebra 2

and Physical Science.

**This course fulfills rigor requirements.

Subject

Science

Grade Levels

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Dr. William Clarke

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 10

SS1P

2/3 History

Expedition Earth: Geography: Expedition Earth is a hands-on geography curriculum that covers 31 countries across the world.  Students will learn through hands-on activities, class discussion, listening to ethnic music and by sampling foods from various countries.

Required Text: None

Subject

Social Studies

Grade Levels

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

Teacher

Marian Rainwater

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

8 - 9

SS1S

4/5 History

This modern US history course will begin with the post-reconstruction period and continue to present day.

Required Text: Our Star-Spangled Story Part 2, (ISBN: 978-1-60999-125-8),

My Star-Spangled Student Workbook 9781609991289. Notgrass Publisher

Subject

Social Studies

Grade Levels

4th Grade

5th Grade

Teacher

Marian Rainwater

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 1:30

SS2C

MS World Geography - Class is Full- You are on the Waitlist

This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding and knowledge of world geography and all of its factors.  Students will be exposed to the “5 themes” of geography incorporating not only maps, map skills, and location but also the effects of human interaction, history, and culture.  Assignments will include basic textbook assignments, practical application activities and geographical projects.

Required Text:  Memoria Press Geography III Text (ISBN: 9781615385478),

Memoria Press Geography III Student Workbook (ISBN: 9781615385485)

Classroom Atlas - Rand McNally (ISBN: 9780528010255)

Subject

Social Studies

Grade Levels

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Teacher

Hannah Pitts

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

11 - 12

SS3F

World History - Class is Full- You are on the Waitlist

Semester one provides a comprehensive look at Western, African, and Asian civilizations from creation to 1620, it affirms the biblical view of creation (though it discusses evolution) and gives students insight into other cultures and religions from a Christian perspective.  Semester two covers the events of world history with an emphasis on European and American culture since the Reformation.  The principal themes include the history of Christianity and philosophy with their results in culture, politics, economics, society, science, and technology.

Required Text:: Streams of Civilization Volume 1 (ISBN: 9781930367432)

Volume 2 (ISBN: 9781930367463)

Subject

Social Studies

Grade Levels

Advanced 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Teacher

Amanda Swanson

Class Day and Time

Tuesday

12:30 - 2:30

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