Middle School World History and Literature- Tammy Elrod
​7th and 8th grade
​2 Days per Week (an hour each day)
($40/Month; $30 supply fee for the year) ​
​Pre-Requisite - None

Texts: 
World Studies Student Text, 4th Edition by BJU Press
(Available on christianbook.com or bjupress for about $62)
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson
Excerpts from Greek and Roman Mythology (will be provided)
(All of these books can be purchased on Amazon or checked out from the library.)
Contact: btelrod@comcast.net

This class will primarily be a study of history that will include the reading and study of works of literature It will rotate each year from a US History and Literature focus to a World History and Literature focus. For 2019-20, our focus will be world history. We will be using a history text which will be supplemented by four works of fiction (2 each semester). 





​​Middle School American History and Literature​ 
-Tammy Elrod                      Not offered in 2019-20
2 Days per Week (an hour each day)
($40/Month; $30 supply fee for the year)
Text: America from the Beginning, Student Guide by Joshua Franklin and Debbie Lawrence (available on christianbook.com for about $42)
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
​(These books are easily found at the library or can be purchased very inexpensively at amazon.com.)

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American Literature - Wendy Hale 
11th and 12th grade
1 Day per Week
$45/month; $20 supply fee for the year
​Texts: TBD

​In this class we will study writings and authors in the following periods of American History: Colonial; Revolutionary; Romanticism; Regionalism; and Realism. We may also consider the American Musical. We will review the terms of literature, styles of literature, and purposes of literature. Along with reading assignments students will have research projects and written essays/papers. This is a one day course and is offered at 2 different time spots. 


​​Wendy Hale has a B.A. in English from Mary Washington College, Summa Cum Laude.​ She was an English instructor for Spotsylvania County Schools from 1988-1995. She taught her own four children at home from 2000-2017 and partnered with Arete Christian Academy as a board member, parent, and tutor since its founding in 2005.
Reel Writing - Mona Bausone    Not offered in 2019-20
9th-12th grades
1 Day per Week
$45/Month

Contact: keystroke1@verizon.net​​

​The movies that have a lasting impact are often those that also make us think in a new way or expose us to a meaningful story, more so than merely entertain. The trick is to get students to write more—and to enjoy it. As students write more they encode what they know and believe as they decode both movies and books. Students will cover the basic writing genres: persuasive, expository, narrative, letters, creative writing, comparison, review, descriptive. Therefore, I have tried to include movies that students will actually like without much prodding and which are appropriate for high school (G, PG, PG-13). Some films are inspirational, others are popular, but all will be discussed with Christ in mind. Each semester, a movie will be used as a springboard for a service project in the community.


​​​​Mona Bausone is a homeschooling mom of three who has been training adults for over 15 years in software and soft skills for the last seven. She is MOS (formerly MOUS) certified in Office 2000, but currently teaches all versions up to version 2013 to adults at various computer schools in Richmond. As an independent consultant she has built databases, written manuals and trained clients such as US Navy and other government officials. Through the years, companies have recognized her ability to help today's adults with their writing, management, and interpersonal skills. She in an industry published author, has worked on several ​​official historical projects, and other research assignments. Although teaching for corporations has been a blessing by allowing her to be at home with her children, Mona hears the Father's call to serve the children and families of other homeschoolers so that they are prepared for the future as knowledgeable and faith-filled leaders on earth.


​​​​​​World Literature- Wendy B. Hale
​9th-12th grade                             
Not offered in 2019-20
​1 Day per Week
$45/Month; $20 supply fee​
Texts: TBD

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Contact: wendyhale88@gmail.com​​

​In this course, we will consider ancient literary pieces from Sumerian and Hebrew (Biblical) cultures. Persian/Arabian, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese literature may be incorporated as needed. We will carefully study classical Greek and Roman literature including their mythologies which are referenced in many forms and necessary for cultural literacy. We'll also consider European literature including works of Shakespeare and other medieval literature such as the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Modern novels from other cultures will be studied as well. Students will have reading and graded writing assignments/projects and are expected to participate in class discussions.

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British Literature-Wendy B. Hale  
                                                    ​Not offered in 2019-20
​​11th - 12th grades
1 Day per Week
$45/Month; $20 supply fee
Texts: TBD​


Contact: wendyhale88@gmail.com​​

We will consider major works of British literature such as Beowulf, Pilgrim's Progress, Shakespeare's Hamlet, a Jane Austen work, and non-fiction works of C.S. Lewis. Students will be assigned reading and writing assignments to be discussed and considered in class discussions; participation is expected. Research papers and one or more individual projects will be assigned. We may attend a performance at the Shakespeare Theater in Staunton in the spring. If so, the cost of the ticket and lunch would be in addition to the class tuition and fees.

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Wendy Hale has a B.A. in English from Mary Washington College, Summa Cum Laude.​ She was an English instructor for Spotsylvania County Schools from 1988-1995. She taught her own four children at home from 2000-2017 and partnered with Arete Christian Academy as a board member, parent, and tutor since its founding in 2005.
Elements of Literature - ​Wendy Hale ​ 
9th & 10th Grade
1 Day per Week
$45/month; $20 supply fee for the year
Texts: TBD​
​Contact: wendyhale88@gmail.com


​Students will develop skills in literary analysis through the study of the short story, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama.  We will consider works from writers around the globe and analyze and interpret these works from a  worldview prospective. Works such as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will be included in the reading list.​​



Wendy Hale has a B.A. in English from Mary Washington College, Summa Cum Laude.​ She was an English instructor for Spotsylvania County Schools from 1988-1995. She taught her own four children at home from 2000-2017 and partnered with Arete Christian Academy as a board member, parent, and tutor since its founding in 2005.

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World History- Tammy Elrod
High School​
2 Days per Week​
$55/Month; $30 supply fee for the year
Texts: World History Student Text, 4th Edition by BJU Press​​(Available on christianbook.com or bjupress.com for about $62.)

Contact: btelrod@comcast.net​​

This high school History course covers creation through the present day. We will study the ancient civilizations around the world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, as well as the modern world. Unlike most secular history classes, this class will view world history through the lens of the Bible as students are challenged to look at world history from a Christian perspective. 


​​​​​US History and Government- Tammy Elrod
Grades 11&12
2 Days per Week​
$55/Month; $30 supply fee for the year
Texts:
United States History, 4th Edition Student Text by BJU Press (available on christianbook.com or bjupress.com for about $62)
American Government in Christian Perspective, 3rd Edition 
(available on christianbook.com for about $30) 



​​Contact: btelrod@comcast.net​​

This class will be a combined study of US History and Government which will meet the requirements for 2 credits of high school social studies. We will be using both a history text and a government text. This class will include an overview of US history from colonial times through the present, as well as the structure and function of the US government, all from a Christian perspective.
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Tammy Elrod has a B.A. in History from the University of Mary Washington, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Final Honors. She taught Social Studies in Dinwiddie County from 1985-1989. She then worked as a bank manager until her retirement in 2018. She and her husband, Bill, have homeschooled their three children since 2003.