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2014–2015 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE:
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2014-2015 SCHEDULE
Semester 1:

2014-2015 SCHEDULE
Semester 2:

  • Science Dept:
    • Sept. 8, 2014 – Jan. 16, 2015
  • Bible/Apologetics/Worldview Dept:
    • Sept. 8, 2014 – Jan. **9, 2015
  • Thanksgiving break:
    • November 24–28, 2014
  • Christmas break:
    • December 22, 2014- January 2, 2015
  • Science Dept:
    • January 19, 2015 – May 22, 2015
  • Bible/Apologetics/Worldview Dept:
    • January **26, 2015 – May 22, 2015
  • Winter break:
    • February 16–20, 2015
  • Spring break:
    • March 30 - April 3, 2015

*All departments are full-year 2-semester courses
*Bible/Apologetics/Worldview Dept = Full Year courses, 2 topics per year
**There is a 2 week break between semesters in the Bible, Apologetics, & Worldview Department, none for Science Dept.

NOTE:  This Web Site replaces current Apologia Catalog


 BIBLE, APOLOGETICS, & WORLDVIEW DEPARTMENT:

  • Now offering FULL YEAR (2-Semester) courses
  • Courses taught by Christian Apologists, theologians, ministers, and Bible teachers

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

  • Please note:
    • All 9:45 class sections with Mrs. Jones begin at 9:30, NOT 9:45
  • Classes taught by degreed scientists who are also home school moms & dads, and pastors

 


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GRADED CLASSES

NON-GRADED CLASSES
(Recorded only)
  1. LIVE
    • Full Student Portal, Grading, etc.
  2. RECORDED
    • Full Student Portal Access, Grading, etc.
    • Class must be watched during the same week as LIVE class but at your own leisure.
    • Still accountable for assignments on time
    • Same price as LIVE

*Audit students pay full price or register for recorded classes

  1. RECORDED

IMPORTANT NOTE: Recorded classes do NOT need a minimum to be active (as long as a live class of the same topic reaches the minimum).

 CLASSES SCHEDULE (see below)

 

2014–2015CLASS SCHEDULE
All times Eastern
Science
Full Year
General Science
Section 1Tuesday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by Loisann Fowler
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Loisann Fowler

Section 3Wednesday9:45 AM-11:15 AM by To Be Announced
Physical Science
Section 1Monday9:45 AM-11:15 AM by Tabatha Jones
Section 2Monday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by Tabatha Jones
Section 3Recorded/Graded Class by Tabatha Jones
Biology
Section 1Monday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Tabatha Jones
Section 2Monday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by Loisann Fowler
Section 3Recorded/Graded Class by Tabatha Jones

Section 4Wednesday9:45 AM-11:15 AM by Tabatha Jones
Section 5Wednesday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by To Be Announced

Section 6Thursday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by Lucee Price
Chemistry
Section 1Tuesday9:45 AM-11:15 AM by Rusty Hughes
Section 2Tuesday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by Rusty Hughes
Section 3Recorded/Graded Class by Rusty Hughes

Section 4Wednesday9:45 AM-11:15 AM by Rusty Hughes
Section 5Wednesday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Rusty Hughes
Section 6Wednesday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Tabatha Jones
Section 7Wednesday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by Tabatha Jones

Section 8Thursday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Rusty Hughes
Physics
Section 1Tuesday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Rusty Hughes
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Rusty Hughes

Section 3Wednesday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by Rusty Hughes

Section 4Thursday9:45 AM-11:15 AM by Rusty Hughes
Marine Biology
Section 1Wednesday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Lucee Price
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Lucee Price
Advanced Biology
Section 1Tuesday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Loisann Fowler
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Loisann Fowler
Advanced Chemistry
Section 1Monday9:45 AM-11:15 AM by Rusty Hughes
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Rusty Hughes
Advanced Physics
Section 1Monday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Rusty Hughes
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Rusty Hughes

Bible, Worldview, & Apologetics
Full Year
INTRO LOGIC/THINKING LIKE A CHRISTIAN
Section 1Monday9:45 AM-11:15 AM by Matt Barclay
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Matt Barclay
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
Section 1Monday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Larry Blythe
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Larry Blythe
CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS
Section 1Monday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by Larry Blythe
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Larry Blythe

Section 3Wednesday9:45 AM-11:15 AM by Larry Blythe
GOD, GOVERNMENT & CONSTITUTIONAL LITERACY
Section 1Monday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by Larry Blythe
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Larry Blythe
WHAT WE BELIEVE 1 & 2
Section 1Tuesday9:45 AM-11:15 AM by Matt Barclay
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Matt Barclay
WHAT WE BELIEVE 3 & 4
Section 1Tuesday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Matt Barclay
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Matt Barclay
WORLD RELIGIONS, CULTS, & ISLAM
Section 1Tuesday11:30 AM-1:00 PM by Larry Blythe
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Larry Blythe
CREATION/EVOLUTION APOLOGETICS
Section 1Tuesday1:15 PM-2:45 PM by Larry Blythe
Section 2Recorded/Graded Class by Larry Blythe


SCIENCE & BIBLE DEPARTMENTS: FULL-YEAR COURSES

(BIBLE DEPT: Full Year / TWO TOPICS and about 1/2 the PRICE of SCIENCE COURSES!)



SCIENCE DEPARTMENT:

Apologia science curriculum is built on a creationist foundation. They are not secular courses with a few scripture verses thrown in. The view of God as the Master Designer of the wonders we see around us is integral to each course. In addition, we cover topics which are relevant to the Christian life. For example, the historical accuracy of the Bible is discussed in Exploring Creation with General Science; age of the earth theories are discussed in Exploring Creation with Physical Science; the creation versus evolution controversy is discussed in Exploring Creation with Biology; the incredible design of the atmosphere is discussed in Exploring Creation with Chemistry; and the astounding design of the human eye is discussed in Exploring Creation with Physics.

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Exploring Creation With General Science
This course is designed for seventh grade home educated students, although it can be used for eighth graders as well. Following the Apologia Ministries text of the same name, the course is designed to be a student's first systematic introduction to science. Its scope is wide, covering such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Students who have limited experience with comprehensive written exams that require mastery of course material might find this course particularly challenging. However, the study skills required for this course are essential for success in high school and beyond. Students must complete 20-25 pages of reading per module, one set of Module Study Guide questions per module, one typewritten Experiment Report per school quarter, all remaining Module experiment activities in a paper-and-ink laboratory report notebook, and an online Module Test at the end of each module. There will also be an online semester exam at the end of first and second semesters. This course requires Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Edition textbook set (textbook, test & solutions manual).

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE

REQUIRED PRODUCTS & MATERIALS:
  1. 2nd Edition Textbook (or full-course CD-ROM)
  2. Solutions and Test Manual, 2nd Ed.


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Exploring Creation With Physical Science
This science course is designed to be the last course the student takes before high school biology. Following the Apologia Ministries text of the same name, the course studies such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, gravity, Newton's laws, light, sound, and astrophysics. This course is excellent preparation for the rigors which await the student in biology, chemistry, and physics. This course requires the recently released second edition of Apologia's Exploring Creation with Physical Science textbook set (textbook, test & solutions manual). Prerequisite: 7th grade math. (**Note: Monday Section 1 Physical Science meets from 9:30-11:00 AM Eastern NOT 9:45 - NOT applicable for RECORDED/NON-GRADED customers) )

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE

REQUIRED PRODUCTS & MATERIALS:
  1. 2nd Edition Textbook (or full-course CD-ROM)
  2. Solutions and Test Manual, 2nd Ed.


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Exploring Creation with Biology
This is a college-preparatory high school biology course which provides a general survey of the five kingdoms. It covers the following topics: classification, the definition of life, features of the organisms in each kingdom, an introduction to biochemistry, cell structure and function, cellular reproduction, DNA, protein synthesis, cellular respiration, and genetics. The course employs experiments designed to be done at home. Students perform approximately twenty lab activities per year. Labs include simple experiments using household items and four dissection experiments using a purchased dissection kit. Students have the option of performing microscope labs using a sophisticated microscope and associated equipment, but these are optional lab activities. This course requires Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition, textbook set (textbook, test & solutions manual). Students must complete 20-25 pages of reading per module, one set of Module Study Guide questions per module, one typewritten Experiment Report per school quarter, all remaining Module experiment activities in a paper-and-ink laboratory report notebook, and an online Module Test at the end of each module. There will also be an online semester exam at the end of first and second semesters.

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE

REQUIRED PRODUCTS & MATERIALS:
  1. 2nd Edition Textbook (or full-course CD-ROM)
  2. Solutions and Test Manual, 2nd Ed.
  3. Kitchen & Dissection Labs: Dissection Kit (Microscope Set is OPTIONAL, but recommended)


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Exploring Creation with Chemistry
This course is a first-year high school course that gives students a rigorous foundation in chemistry, preparing them for college-level work. The class covers the following topics: nomenclature, significant figures, units, classification, molar calculations, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, gas laws, and equilibrium. The course contains thirty-one experiments which can all be performed at home with household chemicals. Formal lab reports will be required. This course requires the 3rd edition of Apologia's Chemistry textbook set (textbook, test & solutions manual) - (other editions will not be compatible with the class). Prerequisite: Student must have completed first-year Algebra to enroll in this course.

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE

REQUIRED & OPTIONAL PRODUCTS & MATERIALS:
  1. Required:
    1. 3rd Edition Textbook (or full-course CD-ROM)
    2. Solutions and Test Manual, 3rd Ed.
  2. Optional:
    1. Glass Lab Set - Optional but often helpful
    2. May use your own kitchen materials if you want
    3. Do not need the optional micro chemistry kit advertised in Apologia catalog.


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Exploring Creation With Physics
This college-preparatory physics course offers a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics. It provides the student with a strong background in units, measurement, one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton's laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism. The course includes approximately 30 hours of laboratory work, including study of velocity, acceleration, free fall, two-dimensional motion, torque, Hooke's Law, periodic motion, the Law of Reflection. The lab work also includes making and using an electroscope, and determining whether a substance is diamagnetic, paramagnetic, or ferromagnetic. The curriculum requirement for the course is Exploring Creation with Physics Second Edition textbook set (textbook, test & solutions manual). Prerequisites: Algebra I, plus basic knowledge of trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, tangent, etc.) since the course utilizes vector analysis.

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE

REQUIRED PRODUCTS & MATERIALS:
  1. 2nd Edition Textbook (or full-course CD-ROM)
  2. Solutions and Test Manual, 2nd Ed.


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Exploring Creation with Marine Biology
This course concentrates on marine wildlife and marine habitats. It provides a survey of members of each biological kingdom that live in marine environments. The student will learn about the microscopic organisms that make life in the ocean possible, including details about their interesting habits and life cycles. The student will also learn about the anatomy of many macroscopic marine creatures, such as clams, starfish, and sharks. The course employs experiments designed to be done at home. Students perform approximately thirty-one lab activities per year. Labs include simple experiments using household items, three dissection experiments using a purchased dissection kit, and microscope labs using a sophisticated microscope and associated equipment. This course requires Apologia's Exploring Creation with Marine Biology textbook set (textbook, test & solutions manual). Students must complete 20-25 pages of reading per module, one set of Module Study Guide questions per module, one typewritten Experiment Report per school quarter, all remaining Module experiment activities in a paper-and-ink laboratory report notebook, and an online Module Test at the end of each module. There will also be an online semester exam at the end of first and second semesters. Prerequisite: Students must have completed a first-year biology course, preferably Apologia's Exploring Creation With Biology, 2nd Edition, course.

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE

REQUIRED PRODUCTS & MATERIALS:
  1. Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, 1st Ed.(or full-course CD-ROM)
  2. Solutions and Test Manual, 1st Ed.
  3. Microscope & Slide Kit ALL labs required
  4. Dissection Kit - http://www.apologia.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=8


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Advanced Biology - The Human Body
This is a Christ-centered, college-preparatory, high school advanced biology course taught in a 32-week, school-year-block schedule. This course utilizes Advanced Biology: The Human Body textbook by Apologia's incredible authors and its accompanying Solutions Manual. There are 16 modules to complete; hence, the student will finish one module every two weeks. It is a college preparatory course; hence, it requires a lot of commitment to be successful. In order to take this course, students must have completed a first-year biology course, preferably Exploring Creation with Biology, and a first year chemistry course, preferably Exploring Creation with Chemistry. This is an advanced biology course that studies the human body in detail. In this course, students will study the anatomy and the physiology of the human body's eleven organ systems, covering the material typically taught in a college freshman biology course. When taken in addition to the Exploring Creation with Biology and Exploring Creation with Chemistry courses, this course will prepare the student for the challenges of the national AP Biology examination given each spring by the College Board. Parents should note that the human reproductive system is discussed in detail in this course. The course employs experiments designed to be done at home. Students perform approximately nineteen lab activities per year. Labs include simple experiments using household items, dissection experiments using a purchased dissection kit, blood typing experiments using a blood typing kit, and microscope labs using a sophisticated microscope and associated equipment and purchased slides. Please Note: A microscope is required for this course.

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE

REQUIRED PRODUCTS & MATERIALS:
  1. Textbook, 2nd Ed. (or full-course CD-ROM)
  2. Solutions and Test Manual, 2nd Ed.
  3. Lab Equipment: (ALL labs required)
    1. Microscope - Can be purchased through Apologia online at: https://apologia.securesites.net/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=26_29
    2. Prepared Slides Kit
    3. Dissection Specimens Set
  4. Kaplan Medical Anatomy Coloring Book, Fourth Edition by McCann and Wise (Amazon?)


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Advanced Chemistry in Creation
This course is designed to be the second high school chemistry course that a student takes. In order to take this course, the student must have already had one year of high school chemistry. When added to the first-year course, this course "fills in the gaps," giving thestudent the equivalent of the first year of college chemistry. You might have heard this kind ofcourse called an "advanced placement" or "AP" course. In addition to a first year of chemistry, the student needs to have completed Algebra II. The course covers detailed descriptions of limiting-reagent stoichiometry, atomic and molecular orbitals, intermolecular forces, solutions, equilibria, acids and bases, redox reactions, nuclear chemistry, and organic chemistry.

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE

REQUIRED PRODUCTS & MATERIALS:
  1. 2nd Edition Textbook (or full-course CD-ROM)
  2. Solutions and Test Manual, 2nd Ed.
  3. Lab Equipment: https://apologia.securesites.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=153


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Advanced Physics in Creation
In order to take this course, a student must have already completed a high school physics course, preferably Exploring Creation with Physics. When added to that first-year course, this course "fills in the gaps" and gives the student the equivalent of one year of university-level physics. You may have heard this kind of course called an "Advanced Placement" or "AP" course. In addition to a first-year physics course, the student must have also completed a trigonometry course in order to take Advanced Physics in Creation. The course provides detailed descriptions of kinematics, dynamics, rotational motion, gravity, oscillations, waves, optics, thermal physics, electrical forces, electrical potential, DC circuits, magnetic forces, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. The student is also given an introduction to the fascinating topics of special relativity and general relativity.

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE

REQUIRED PRODUCTS & MATERIALS:
  1. Textbook, Advanced Physics in Creation (APC), Dr. Jay L. Wile
  2. Solutions and Test Manual




BIBLE, APOLOGETICS, & WORLDVIEW DEPARTMENT

Up to 75% of our youth walk away from the Christian faith after high school. This is not only alarming, it's disastrous, epidemic, and unnecessary! Someone isn't doing their job. Students leave their churches with belief, but not answers. Well, it's time we change all that.

Watch This:

There is a great need today for every Christian to act upon the exhortation of the Apostle Peter to be prepared to give an answer ('apologia' = apologetics, defense) to everyone who asks about the hope that we have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15).

To ensure that all Christians have access to training in the defense of the Judeo-Christian faith regardless of educational background, the Bible, Apologetics, & Worldview Department at Apologia Academy offers a unique program leading to a greater understanding of Christian Apologetics, giving good answers - giving a defense without being defensive.

We teach the Word of God which includes using the best Christian authors, teachers, and materials. This is of supreme importance to us because we believe in the verbal inspiration and absolute inerrancy of the Bible. The flexibility in our courses gives you the opportunity either to study broadly in the defense of the faith, learn basic Bible, or to tailor course work for your particular area of interest such as biblical, cultural, philosophical, cult apologetics, and more, all with an eye toward demonstrating the truth of the Gospel and the Christian world view beyond a reasonable doubt.

Suggested age: All courses in this department are designed for 7th grade through Adult unless otherwise noted. Students in the 7-8th grades have the option of choosing a smaller, less comprehensive syllabus.

FULL YEAR (2 Semester) CLASSES:


Note: Some classes may not be currently offered. Click HERE or go to the link "Registration Information" for currently offered classes.

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INTRO LOGIC/THINKING LIKE A CHRISTIAN
Semester 1: Introductory Logic
All humans are created by God to be rational beings, but not all humans train their mind to think well. People make decisions small and large every day based on poor thinking, and there is a great need to think clearly and systematically. Logic and Critical Thinking is the art and science which accomplishes this end. Students will "train their minds" to answer the bad arguments shouted by the world and refute unclear thinking. Students will develop critical thinking skills while learning to think logically in all areas of life and study. Students will learn to define terms, recognize basic types of statements, use syllogisms, and identify fallacies.

Semester 2: Thinking Like A Christian
Students will learn to clearly understand ideas and forces that are shaping our times. They will learn the truths associated with the Christian worldview and how they compare with the beliefs and practices of other leading worldviews of our day. From Christianity to Islam, Secular Humanism to Marxism, New Age to Postmodernism, this class will intellectually and spiritually prepare students to more effectively engage the culture. Suggested for all grades through adults. Prerequisite: none

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE


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PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
Semester 1: Introduction to Philosophy
To understand our culture today, students need to know the ideas espoused by ancient thinkers like Plato and Aristotle, Christian philosophers like Augustine and Aquinas, and molders of modern thought such as Kant and Nietzsche. This course will reveal the influence their ideas have had on world events, theology, and our everyday lives. NOTE: Although junior high students can take this course, it is better suited for students from 9th grade through adult.

Semester 2: Christian Ethics
Students will examine different ethical systems, as they develop a solid foundation for ethical reasoning based on the Christian worldview as described in God's Word. We will examine what the Bible teaches about specific ethical questions, abortion, same-sex marriage, cloning, etc., and refute the most prominent arguments of those who oppose Christian ethical positions. Suggested for 9th grade through adults. Prerequisite: none

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE


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CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS
some textCAUTION: The Surgeon General has determined that taking this class may cause strong convictions, boldness in witnessing, atheist & skeptic conversions to Christianity, and lead to believing in absolute truth. It may cause students to take a firm stand against relativism, Christian-bashing, and other anti-Christian bias by professors, students, friends, and family. Please use caution as Apologia Online Academy can definitely be held responsible.

Semester 1: Introduction: I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist
Statistics show that up to 75% of our youth walk away from the Christian faith after high school. This course is an inoculation against the onslaught of disinformation by atheists and skeptics of Christianity. It is a survey of the evidences for the central truths of Christianity, the existence of God, the deity and resurrection of Christ, and the authority and truth of the Bible. All of this will be examined in logical order and in a simple, non-technical, engaging style. Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself.

Semester 2: Tactics For Answering Atheists & Skeptics
The world is intolerant of Christian beliefs. You will learn how to handle the anti-Christian comebacks and conversation-enders that refute the relevance and validity of Christianity. You can gently respond in ways that move into more meaningful conversations with those who object to your faith. Additionally in this course you will be equipped to maneuver comfortably and graciously as you share your faith with others. You will learn how to navigate the mine fields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and most importantly get people thinking about Jesus. Suggested for all grades & adults. Prerequisite: none

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE


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GOD, GOVERNMENT & CONSTITUTIONAL LITERACY
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Semester 1/2: GOD, GOVERNMENT & CONSTITUTIONAL LITERACY
This may be the most important course your student (and future voter) takes this year.

From the powerful DVD series by Michael Farris comes the Apologia Online Academy class with the Apologia workbook for Constitutional Literacy taught by Dr. David Johnson. Dr. Johnson will introduce your students to the fact that in the United States, loyalty is not a matter of allegiance to a ruler, a flag, or even to our homeland. Loyalty is measured by faithfulness to the Constitution of the United States.

The Constitution was formed by the Founding Fathers by the authority of the people, and it was expected that “We the People” would be vigilant to vote out of office those leaders who fail in their sworn duty to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. Yet for years, Americans have remained silent as the federal government takes more and more power for itself while encroaching on the freedoms of citizens.

Dr. Johnson will bring the U.S. Constitution to life by examining these questions such as: What does the Constitution actually say? What does it mean? What were the Founders' intentions for this document? And how is it being interpreted to shape our laws and way of life today?

Students will purchase the Companion Workbook by Apologia which is a high-quality spiral-bound workbook which contains vocabulary, supplemental studies, study questions, and writing assignments.

In this TWO-SEMESTER course, Students will begin in SEMESTER 1 to discover what the Bible has to say about the relationship between God and government, faith and politics, church and state. Dr. Johnson will help students understand the relationship between God & Government biblically, historically, and practically. Emphasis will be placed on the Christian worldview of America's Founding Fathers.

This course should be very helpful to all students, but especially to future pastors and leaders. Suggested for 9th grade through adults, but 7-8th grade students my register. Prerequisite: none



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WHAT WE BELIEVE 1 & 2
some text Our children are bombarded daily with competing messages. Every song, movie, book, TV show, blog, and game is full of ideas, ideas about God, people, truth, beauty, and right and wrong. Not all of these ideas are true. Some are deceptive and even destructive. Because it is more important than ever that our youth learn to discern the truth, Apologia Online Academy is introducing What We Believe classes for 7-9th grade students. The What We Believe online classes will teach your child the essential beliefs of the Christian faith. Taught by seasoned Bible teachers your child will learn to use scripture as a lens through which to view the world around them, to see everything the way God sees it. Suggested for 7th-9th grade students. Prerequisite: none

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE
SEMESTER 1: WHO IS GOD?
This semester introduces the concept of worldview while laying the foundational truths upon which the evangelical Christian worldview is built: God is truth and He reveals truth to people; He is the one true and almighty God; He is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; He created everything; I am God's child and am made to love and to praise Him; God meets all my needs; sin keeps me from God; and Jesus is the only way to God. This class will help students come to know and trust our loving God while building an unshakable faith to last a lifetime. Suggested for 7th-9th grade students. Prerequisite: none

SEMESTER 2: WHO AM I?
In this semester students will understand what it means to be fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of the Most High God. Students will learn to develop a healthy self-image based on these biblical truths: God made me in His image and crowned me with glory; He has given me special gifts and a unique purpose in life; I can creatively express God's love; I am meant to think about beautiful and praiseworthy things; I must make decisions based on God's truth; I can always know the wise thing to do; I must cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in my life; and I am a beloved child of God whose true identity is found in Christ. Suggested for 7th-9th grade students. Prerequisite: Who Is God class



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WHAT WE BELIEVE 3 & 4
some text NEW COURSE SEMESTER 1 - WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?
Students will understand what it means to be salt and light to the world (Matthew 5:13, 14). This study will encourage you to develop a Christlike servant attitude based on these biblical truths: God created me to be a blessing to the world; God chooses to work through me; I experience God's pleasure when I do my best; I glorify God when I serve others; I can make a difference at home, in my community, and at church; the church is God's family; and the church is one body with many gifts, and I am an important member of Jesus' body. Suggested for 7th-9th grade students. Prerequisite: Who Is God and Who Am I classes 1 & 2 (unless ok'd otherwise by Mr. Barclay)

SEMESTER 2 -WHAT ON EARTH CAN I DO?
The fourth in this series is titled What On Earth Can I Do? and it teaches kids what it means to be a good steward of God's gifts at home and in the world. This study will help your children choose to put God first in every area of their lives based on these biblical truths: God made everything and owns everything. He has entrusted me with certain gifts, and He wants me to use these gifts for His glory. I can worship God by using my time wisely. I can worship God by using my talents wisely. I can worship God by using my money and possessions wisely. I can worship God by caring for my body wisely. God expects me to take care of the world He made for me.   Together, these books will help your children come to know and trust their loving God as they build an unshakable faith to last a lifetime. Suggested for 7th-9th grade students. Prerequisite: Who Is God, Who Am I, and Who Is My Neighbor classes>


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WORLD RELIGIONS, CULTS, & ISLAM
Semester 1: World Religions & Cults
This is a survey of world religions, major cults, and other doctrines that challenge the historic Christian faith, including new religious movements. Students will be trained to defend the exclusive truth of Christianity as they study the basic beliefs of major cults and world religions followed by biblical critique. You will learn why "Jehovah's Witnesses" and Mormon's are cults of Christianity and false religions. Many other world religions and cults will be revealed to help prepare you to share the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Semester 2: ARE MORMONS & MUSLIMS CHRISTIAN?
Students will learn why Islam has grown to become the second largest religion in the world. This course will examine the Qur'an, Mohammad, Mecca, the history of Islam, and how Christians should respond to Muslims. Emphasis will be on how to answer Islamic criticisms of the Bible and Christianity and how to share the gospel with Muslims. There will also be special emphasis on The Church of "Jesus Christ" of Latter Day "Saints." Suggested for all grades through adults. Prerequisite: none

Teacher(s): see "Schedule" at www.ApologiaAcademy.com or click HERE


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CREATION/EVOLUTION APOLOGETICS
some textsome textSemester 1: Refuting Evolution
Evolution dominates the cultural landscape today. From television to magazines and books to relatives deceived by apparent evidence, it seems that evolutionary philosophy dominates. Well, it might dominate for the moment, but many competent scientists believe evolution to be a theory full of holes. This course will expose the false premise behind many evolutionary theories including origins of life, walking whales, fossil evidence, and other fishy fallacies that fossilize evolutionists in their tracks. You will learn why rock dating is a fallacy, if Noah's flood was global or local, where all the races came from, if dinosaurs were on the Ark, if Genesis 1 is literal or figurative, and many more topics.

Semester 2: Refuting Evolutionists
Darwin's theory of evolution is often presented as scientifically proven fact. Few are aware that there are serious problems with the theory. Many scientific observations seriously undermine it. You will learn the major flaws of fish-to-fishermen evolution and how to open minds to good thinking habits. You don't need to get bogged down by unnecessary details. This class will help you grasp basic scientific issues and spot deceptive arguments. Suggested for all grades & adults. Prerequisite: none

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Larry Blythe, B.A. (Pastoral Theology), M.A.A. (Apologetics), Apologia Online Academy Director and Teacher
Larry was raised in a Christian home in California. He became a Christian around the age of 9, and later committed to seeking full time ministry. He studied Pastoral Theology at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in Southern California where he received his B.A. in 1982. He pastored for about 15 years as an Associate Pastor/Student Ministries (Youth Pastor). During that time, he spoke at numerous youth rallies, camps and other junior high and high school events including teaching seminars for youth pastors with Word of Life Clubs and other student ministry organizations. After years of witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and other people deceived by false religions and other aberrant groups, Larry developed a counter-cult ministry reaching many Jehovah's Witnesses for Christ. This led him to seeking out further education in the area of apologetics – defending the historical Judeo-Christian faith.

Larry earned his M.A.A. (Master of Arts in Apologetics) from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC in 2002. In 2003 he accepted a call from the president of the Seminary to assist in starting Southern Evangelical Church, also located in Charlotte, Larry served 3 ½ years as the Assistant Pastor/Christian Education. He developed numerous ministries of the church including "Educational Hour," "Institute for Biblical Studies" (lay Bible & Apologetics), and many other core programs of the church.

Larry has been a regular guest speaker at the National Christian Apologetics Conference, and the Spiritual Counterfeits Conference. He was an instructor of World Religions and New Religious Movements, and Church History at Southern Evangelical Bible College. He was the Founder/Director of the Lay Institute for Biblical Studies and taught on various topics including cults, apologetics, theology, OT/NT, and social disciplines. He is one of the editors of the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics.

He teaches seminars on a variety of topics at various venues. In addition to teaching subjects related to World Religions, Cults, and general apologetics (defending the historical Christian faith), Larry's seminar topics include I Don't Have Enough Faith to be An Atheist, I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Evolutionist, 10 Fishy Fallacies of Faulty Fish-to-Fishermen Evolution, Christianity: The Only Rational Worldview, Do All Religions Lead to God, How To Answer a Skeptic, 10 Things Teens Can Do To Change The World, How to Refute Non-Christian Claims, and many more. For approximately 2 ½ years Larry was a regular guest on the weekly radio program The Voice of Truth. He has also been a guest on the local public access television show Giving An Answer speaking on various topics including Scientology, The DaVinci Code, and Jehovah's Witnesses. He has been a guest on radio programs both live and pre-recorded. Larry taught numerous classes in apologetics and World Religions at a local prison.

When he is not directing Apologia Academy, lecturing and speaking at conferences conducting Teen Tracks, and guest speaking at other events, Larry enjoys racquetball (sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods), Pickle Ball, visiting Disney World, performing Christian Illusions & Juggling, chatting & playing with his grown children, and grandchildren Elijah, Aedan, & Reagan Gordon, and dating his wife Jane. Larry and Jane, live in Charlotte, NC.

TEACHING THE FOLLOWING FULL-YEAR COURSES:  Christian Apologetics:  LIVE Sections 1&5, RecordedSection 2,  Creation Apologetics:  LIVE Section 1, Recorded Section 2


Rusty Hughes
Rusty Hughes and his wife, Cheryl, have always homeschooled their six children. Rusty, an Indiana State certified teacher, has considerable experience teaching science courses, including chemistry and physics, in public school and private tutoring. When in public school, he developed a physics classroom that integrated computer data-gathering equipment and was one of the first teachers to incorporate using a web page for assignments. Rusty's other interests include coaching baseball, playing golf, basketball referee and making heirloom-quality furniture in his woodshop, called The Full Quiver Woodshop. Rusty is currently writing a chemistry and physics text for Apologia's Young Explorer Series and is a member of the advisory board for their local homeschool support group.

TEACHING THE FOLLOWING CLASS SECTIONS: Chemistry Sections 1-5, (Recorded Section 2); all Physics, Advanced Physics, and Advanced Chemistry


WELCOME NEW TEACHERS FOR APOLOGIA ACADEMY'S 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR:

Tabatha Jones, B.S. Education in Biology, Master of Science, summa cum laude, Technology in Science
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Tabatha was born and raised in a Christian home in Michigan. She accepted our Lord’s free gift of salvation and asked Him into her heart at the age of ten. Her personal relationship with Christ grew abundantly in her early 20s when she began to study God’s Word and science. Tabatha graduated from Western Michigan University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. In 2008, Tabatha earned her Master of Science degree in Education with a focus on Technology in Science. She graduated summa cum laude from Indiana University/Purdue University of Indianapolis.

Tabatha has taught in public schools in both Michigan and Indiana and holds a license to teach in both states. She has taught Physical Science, Biology, Advanced Biology, and Chemistry to students in grades 9-12. Tabatha has a love for teaching science and has a passion for learning and teaching others how the Bible is scientifically accurate.

Tabatha and her husband, Curtis, live in Indiana and are blessed with three amazing children. Tabatha enjoys gardening, scrapbooking, volunteering at her children’s school, serving as Vice-President of the Parent Teacher Fellowship, acting in church plays, coaching community soccer and softball teams, and being involved in a Bible study group called The Query.

TEACHING THE FOLLOWING CLASS SECTIONS: Physical Science Sections 1, 2, & 5 (Recorded Section 2);  Biology Sections 1-4 (Recorded Section 2); Chemistry LIVE Section 6, Recorded Section 7
 


Loisann Fowler, B.S.

Falling in love with the God of creation as she studied His intricate design of human anatomy in high school, Loisann Fowler became a life-long science enthusiast. After earning her Bachelor of Science from Auburn University and working with spinal injury patients, she changed careers to raise and home educate her five children. Three are now grown, one just graduated high school and one will be ready to launch in a couple years. She and husband Randy call Orlando, FL home, where, when not teaching home schoolers Loisann enjoys training for and competing in triathlons.


TEACHING THE FOLLOWING CLASS SECTIONS: Biology 2 (Recorded Section 7); Advanced Biology: The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! (All Live & Recorded); General Science 1 (Recorded Section 2)
 


Derrick R. Bucy, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1985, Qualified Naval Nuclear Engineer, Master of Arts, Biblical Studies candidate, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2012 (expected)

Falling in love with the God of creation as she studied His intricate design of human anatomy in high school, Loisann Fowler became a life-long science enthusiast. After earning her Bachelor of Science from Auburn University and working with spinal injury patients, she changed careers to raise and home educate her five children. Three are now grown, one just graduated high school and one will be ready to launch in a couple years. She and husband Randy call Orlando, FL home, where, when not teaching home schoolers Loisann enjoys training for and competing in triathlons.

TEACHING THE FOLLOWING CLASS SECTIONS:  General Science Section 1 (Recorded Section 2);  Biology Section 2 (Recorded Sections: 6 & 8);  Marine Biology (All Live & Recorded)



Dr. David Johnson, D.Min Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary

Dr. Johnson received a B.S. from James Madison University, a Master of Arts in Apologetics and Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He teaches various subjects at Luther Rice Seminary, Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College, and is a master-teacher at various churches, conventions, and conferences including the National Apologetics Conference in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Johnson and wife Deborah live in Charlotte, NC.

TEACHING THE FOLLOWING FULL-YEAR COURSES: Philosophy & Ethics (all sections), World Religions, Cults, Islam, Mormonism (all sections), Confronting Non-Biblical Worldviews/God & Government (all sections)


Matt Barclay, M.Div Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary

Matt and his wife Kristin live and serve the Lord in Monroe, NC. Matt is being used by God in many areas of service. Formerly, he has served as a Pastor of Children and Youth in Monroe, and worked for Dr. Frank Turek and CrossExamined.org. Currently in addition to teaching for Apologia Online Academy, Matt is Apologia's Media Manager. Matt is a graduate of Southern Evangelical Seminary (magna cum laude) with an M. Div. in Apologetics. Before Seminary, he worked as an Associate Engineer at a leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software, and earned a Bachelor of Music (emphasis: Music Industry, instrument: voice) from James Madison University. No stranger to technology, while in Seminary Matt was heard by thousands around the globe as a guest podcaster for biblestudypodcasts.org. During his free-time, Matt enjoys concerts with Kristin, board and video games, videography, or teaching his dog “Dr. Black Jack Ph. D” new tricks.

TEACHING THE FOLLOWING FULL-YEAR COURSES:  What We Believe Series (all sections), Christian Apologetics:  Section 3 & 4 (Recorded Section 4);  Christian History/Life of Christ (all sections), Introductory Logic/Thinking Like a Christian (all sections)


 

 

APOLOGIA ACADEMY STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE & CONDUCT

APOLOGIA ACADEMY & APOLOGIA EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES, INC
Standards of Academic Excellence & Code of Proper Conduct
For All Teachers & Apologia Academy Staff

Apologia Academy teachers/educators make a conscientious effort to exemplify the highest ethical standards.

Apologia Academy is based on biblical principles and operates with the highest degree of integrity among its employees and towards its customers. Our policies, procedures, and guidelines require the same standards from our teachers. To accept anything less would negatively affect the way in which students receive instruction.

In order to maintain these goals and consistently provide academic excellence we require our teachers to agree to a Code of Proper Conduct and Standards of Academic Excellence. These are simple, basic guidelines and policies to ensure families and students experience exceptional, professional, and appropriate interaction with all teachers and staff and are respected at all times, in both business and teaching/classroom situations.

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APOLOGIA ACADEMY STANDARD I: Ethical Conduct toward Practices, Performance, and Company
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Apologia Academy professional teachers/educators, as representatives of Christ, homeschool families, Apologia, Apologia Academy and their respective family name, and to maintain the dignity of the profession will demonstrate personal integrity and will not be involved in any immoral, impure, illegal, or unethical activity.

1. Apologia Academy teachers/educators agree to the Statement of Faith for Teachers/Educators as found on the Apologia Academy website and in section IV of this document.

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APOLOGIA ACADEMY STANDARD II: Ethical Conduct toward Students, Families, Teachers and Staff
Apologia Academy teachers/educators accept personal responsibility for teaching students character qualities consistent with biblical principles that will help them evaluate the consequences of and accept responsibility for their actions and choices.

We strongly affirm parents as the primary moral educators of their children. Apologia Academy is not the school, the homeschool is. Apologia Academy is a resource available to assist autonomous homeschool institutions.

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4. Apologia Academy teachers/educators will receive a Class Feedback summary based on a form to be sent to parents once per semester. All family names will be kept confidential. The Class Feedback form is for coaching purposes and will be used to help Apologia Academy teachers and staff to continually improve their communication and teaching skills.

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11. If concerns, questions, conflicts, or complaints arise with or about another Apologia Academy employee (which includes contracted, salaried, and full-time), Apologia Academy teachers/educators will follow the biblical directive found in Matthew chapter 18 and approach the individual in private seeking to resolve the conflict. If a resolution is not achieved, the issue should be discussed directly with the Apologia Academy director who will work together with the individual(s) to determine the best way to approach the situation. Apologia Academy teachers/educators can also speak with the human resources representative or president of Apologia if a resolution to the situation is not achieved.
If a difficult situation arises with a parent and/or student, the issue should be discussed directly with the Apologia Academy director who will work together with the teacher/educator to determine the best way to approach the situation.

12. Apologia Academy teachers/educators, in exemplifying ethical relations with colleagues, will accord just and equitable treatment and respect to all members of the profession, including those employed with other organizations.

13. Apologia Academy teachers/educators will not reveal confidential information concerning colleagues, unless required by law.

14. Apologia Academy teachers/educators will not willfully make false statements about other colleagues or staff, including those employed with other organizations.

APOLOGIA ACADEMY STANDARD III: Biblical Integrity, Statement of Faith for Teachers/Educators
Apologia Academy teachers/educators affirm the following:

 

  • The Bible: The 66 books of the Bible are the written Word of God. The Bible is divinely inspired and inerrant throughout. Its assertions are factually true in all the original autographs. It is the supreme authority, not only in all matters of faith and conduct, but in everything it teaches. Its authority is not limited to spiritual, religious or redemptive themes but includes its assertions in such fields as history and science. Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; Hebrews 4:12; II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:19-21.
  • The Trinity: One God exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1,26; Proverbs 30:4; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1-4, 14,18; Acts 5:3,4.
  • The Creation: The universe, angels, and all living things were created perfect by God. The Genesis account of creation is to be accepted literally and not allegorically or figuratively. The account of origins presented in Genesis is a simple but factual presentation of actual events and therefore provides a reliable framework for scientific research into the question of the origin and history of life, mankind, the Earth and the universe. Genesis 1:26,27; 2:7-9,16,17; 3:1-19.
  • The Fall of Man: The first man, Adam, sinned, resulting in the condemnation of all people. Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 1:18,32; 3:10-19; 5:12,19.
  • The Virgin Birth/Deity of Christ: Jesus was born of a virgin and is both true God and true man. Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-35; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:14.
  • The Plan of Salvation: Jesus died, was buried, and rose bodily: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and rose again for our justification; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood and are saved by grace through faith wholly apart from human merit and works. Acts 13:39; 16:31; Romans 3:21-28; 1 Corinthians 15:1-3; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:3-8.
  • The Means and Scope of Salvation: We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ Alone. That faith is then evidenced by good works. John 1:12,13; 3:3-16; 5:24; 10:28,29; James 2:14-26; I Peter 1:23; II Peter 1:4-11.
  • The Second Coming: Jesus will come again bodily and will establish His kingdom on the earth. Luke 24:36-43; John 20:24-29; Acts 1:9-11; I Corinthians 15:25; Revelation 1:5-7; 19:11-16; 20:6.
  • The Eternal State: The saved will live in conscious bliss and the lost in conscious woe forever. John 5:28,29; Revelation 20:6,11-15; 21:1-8; Matthew 10:28; 18:8,9; 25:41,46; Mark 9:43-49; II Thessalonians 1:6-9.


 

 


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