If you want your child to be put on a waiting list for any of the classes that are full, please email Eddy Hilger at: hhlearning@epbfi.com or call him at 423.653.1333

Course: High School Literature and Composition – English I & II
Grade Level: 9-10
Day/Time: Tuesday 8:20 – 9:50am OR Tuesday 10:30 – 12:00 (Noon) OR Tuesday 12:15 – 1:45pm (THIS SECTION IS FULL) OR Tuesday 1:55 – 3:25pm (THIS SECTION IS FULL) OR Wednesday 10:40am – 12:10pm (THIS SECTION IS FULL)
Instructors: Shelley George (all sections except 1:55 – 3:25) and Olivia Oster (Tuesday from 1:55 – 3:25pm; see next class)
Cost: $81 per month + $40 application fee
Books:  Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience, 1994 (4th edition) ISBN# 978-0138382698; The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, ISBN# 0449213447; Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons – Grade 9 Student Workbook, ISBN# 9780936981598; Write Source Student Book 9, ISBN# 9780669009064 (If you own the Write Source Student Book from last year’s class, you do not need to purchase Student Book 9; they both cover the same material.) The books may be purchased at Amazon, Abebooks, Christianbook, or Barnes and Noble.
Description: God’s redemptive work and man’s sin will be addressed as we take an introductory look at American Literature.  Extensive reading, 5-paragraph essays, vocabulary tests, and other literary projects will be assigned. The Write Source books will equip students with strong grammar skills, polish their existing sentence structure, and help prepare them for the grammar section of the ACT. Each semester students will choose a biography to read and analyze, in addition to the required reading.  A 2-year rotation of literary works and grammar books is incorporated so your child can take the class 2 years in a row without repeating information, homework, tests, etc.  Next year, in 2023-2024, we will focus on World Literature.
Supplies List:  1-2″ (inch) 3-ring Binder, Notebook Paper, Pencil, colored pens, and a Journal or Spiral Notebook to use as a Journal.

Course: High School Literature and Composition – English I & II
Grade Level:
 9-10
Day/Time: Tuesday 1:55 – 3:25pm (THIS SECTION IS FULL)
Instructor: Olivia Oster
Cost: $81 per month + $40 application fee
Books:  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, ISBN# 0486290735; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, ISBN# 0553210793; The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane, ISBN# 0486264653; The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, ISBN # 0684801221; Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger, ISBN # 0802139256; The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton, ISBN# 014240733X.  Books may be purchased at Amazon, Abebooks, Christianbook, or Barnes and Noble.
Description: Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” This year we’ll be seeking truth through these American Literature selections.  Not only will we see an overview of the history of our country through these classics, we will also grow closer to understanding ourselves and our God. We will look for the ways these books challenge our worldview and our stereotypes, and we will seek to grow in our faith in Christ through the truths that they show. The book list above is in order of appearance with the first three books covered during the first semester and the last three during the second semester. For a write-up and brief description of some of the books we will read and how we will discuss them in class, please see hhlosterlit.blogspot.com. Our grammar book this year will be a self-published volume by Mrs. Oster available on the first day of class for $6 and will cover grammar formulas for advanced sentence writing.  Students will write paragraphs following this grammar text each week. A 2-year rotation of books is incorporated so your child can take this class 2 years in a row without repeating information, homework, tests, etc.  Next year, in 2023-2024, we will focus on Literature from around the world.
Supplies List: 3-Ring Binder with Divider, Pencils and at least three different colors of pen/fine tipped markers.

Course: High School Literature and Composition – English III & IV – The Classics II
Grade Level: 11-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:40 – 2:10pm (THIS SECTION IS FULL) OR Thursday 10:30 – 12:00 (THIS SECTION IS FULL) OR Thursday 12:15 – 1:45pm
Instructor: Shelley George
Cost: $81 per month + $40 registration fee
Books:  Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons, Grade 12 Student Workbook by Dr. Wanda C. Phillips, ISBN 978-0936981567; Write Source Student Book, ISBN# 0-669-00908-3 (If you have the Write Source Student Book from last year’s Literature and Composition grades 9-10 class, you can use it – instead of purchasing this new one); 101 Amazing Stories of Hope and Faith: Inspiring Stories from Real Life, ISBN 978-1496446671. Books may be purchased at Amazon, Abebooks, Christianbook, or Barnes and Noble and Easygrammar.

Students also need to purchase one book from each section below:

Section 1Scribbling in the Sand: Christ and Creativity by Michael Card, ISBN 978-0830832545; Be the Change, Revised Edition: Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World, ISBN 978-031072611; I Am Not But I Know I Am: Welcome to the Story of God by Louie Giglio, ISBN 978-1601424280.

Section 2Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship by Colin Duriez, ISBN 978-1587680267; Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom, ISBN 978-0767905923.

Section 3 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen or To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Any copy of these classics will work.

Section 4 – Shakespeare Unit will be purchased from Hilger.

Each semester students will also choose one of the following books to read and report on: End of the Spear, God’s Smuggler, Through Gates of Splendor, Chasing the Dragon, The Cross and the Switch-Blade, Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, George Washington Carver: The Man who Overcame, Frankenstein, Animal Farm, Moby Dick, The Pearl, The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Old Man and the Sea, A Raisin in the Sun, or The Count of Monte Cristo.

Description: Take a literary ride through the classics! Students will read, analyze, and respond to selected works. These works will be discussed from a Biblical worldview, and universal themes will be addressed. Extensive reading, vocabulary tests, weekly journal responses, 5-paragraph essays, and other literary projects will be assigned. The grammar work will equip students with strong grammar skills, polish their existing sentence structure, and help prepare them for the grammar section of the ACT.  A 2-year rotation of books is incorporated so your student can take the class 2 years in a row without repeating information, homework, books, tests, etc.  Next year, in 2023-2024, the class will focus on The Classics I.
Supplies List:  1-2″ (inch) 3-ring Binder, Notebook Paper, Pencil, colored pens, and a Journal or Spiral Notebook to use as a Journal.

Course: High School Writing Intensive (fall semester only)
Grade Level: 9-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:20 – 3:20pm*
Instructor: Olivia Oster
Cost: $57 per month + $20 application fee
Book: No book is required.  We will provide all the materials for this class.
Description: Writing well is an essential but uncommon skill that can win scholarships, open occupational doors, and clarify important communications.  Your child’s writing ability will be enhanced through this dedicated time during the school week. Using two guided writing assignments and one independent assignment, this single semester course will improve writing skills through group work, discussions, revisions, in-class exercises, and homework with the end goal of instilling confidence in the college-bound writer. The course will reinforce writing fundamentals, including sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, paragraph structure, self-editing, and proofreading as well as increasing writing abilities through mastering each step of the writing process. We will cover thesis development, the use of citations of secondary sources, effective organization, using mature grammatical structures, and developing strong transitions and unified paragraphs. Peer and teacher feedback will be available while all homework, classwork, and writing assignments will be accessible on the teacher’s website.  Various handouts will be used to create a college writing resource notebook instead of using one published text.
*If your child needs a Study Hall from the end of class until 3:50pm, we will have that available and free of charge.

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