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Below are the 2024-2025 Writing, Literature, Science, and Biblical Studies that will meet from August 2024 – April 2025.  Check out our great staff at Mud Creek: Staff Bios

Registration for current Mud Creek families will be open on March 28, 2024 and on April 1, 2024 for new families.

IEW Writing (2-5th grade)

Thursdays 10:30-11:50

Institute of Excellence in Writing introduces the style and structure of writing that models developing a summary outline, using descriptive word choices, and produce expressive paragraphs using creative stylistic techniques that demonstrate our written communication.

This class will require about 1-2 hours outside of class each week.

Teacher:  Theresa Hale

Class Deposit: $50 (the deposit will cover in class supplies)

Tuition: please see Mud Creek tuition schedule

Please read and review the Mud Creek 2024-2025 Procedures.

Honors Panoramic English (6-8 grade)

Thursdays 1:30-2:50

This class will explore and integrate all strands of language arts through reading, written essays, vocabulary, and oral presentations, in addition to developing a personal discipline of learning. Students will evaluate classic and contemporary young adult literature, use advanced Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW) style to express contrasting viewpoints, critiques and basic research skills. The students will experience beginning principles of speech and oral presentations, master strategies for independent study, as well as delve into advanced vocabulary to enhance writing compositions.

*This is an honors course and has course pre-requisites. If new to Mud Creek (please see honors course requirements outlined in procedures and if your student meets the class pre-requisites and honors requirements, contact jana@mudcreekstudio.com for class approval to register)

**Previous IEW experience preferred, but private tutorials may be scheduled for students who do not have prior IEW experience

Teacher: Theresa Hale

Class Deposit: $50 the deposit will cover notebook and in class supplies. Additional Required novel reading list will be sent in early August to be purchased

Tuition: please see Mud Creek tuition schedule

Please read and review the 2024-2025 Mud Creek Procedures

Honors High School English 3/4 (9th Grade and up)

Thursdays 9:00-10:20

English 3/4 takes seven integrated strands of foundational language skills: pre-college comprehension of literature; academic responses; multiple genres; author’s purpose and style, mastery of written composition; and inquiry and research. This course will focus on literature written in response to events in World History.

The students will recognize and analyze literary structures and purposes within increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse literature. In addition, use written expression in a variety of methods including mastering academic essays and professional correspondence.

This class will require about 3-4 hours outside of class each week.

A required summer reading list will be provided in May to be completed prior to class in August.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite English 2 or approved equivalent with grade of 85 or higher

**This is an honors course and has course pre-requisites. If new to Mud Creek (please see honors course requirements outlined in procedures and if your student meets the class pre-requisites and honors requirements, contact jana@mudcreekstudio.com for class approval to register).

Teacher:  Theresa Hale

Class Deposit: $50 (the deposit will cover in class supplies. Additional Required reading list will be sent in early August for you to purchase, as well as a notebook with 5 dividers will be needed. )

Tuition: please see Mud Creek tuition schedule

Please read and review the Mud Creek 2024-2025 Procedures.

Apologia Honors Physical Science for Middle School  (6-8 Grade)  

Thursdays 12:00-1:20

 

This course will discuss atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions and energy, motion, forces, energy, waves and sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and much more about our Earth’s atmosphere. It is designed to be the science course a student has before biology. This course was created to give students an understanding of the basic world that surrounds them each day of their lives and the forces in creation so that they can appreciate the real-world relevance of scientific inquiry and the beauty of God’s creation. Throughout the year your student will conduct controlled experiments where they observe a problem, ask a question, formulate a testable hypothesis, and conduct the experiment to analyze the data to see if their results support their hypothesis. This course, with the coverage of Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science, will help students gain a solid foundation to confidently complete high school level courses ahead.

Journal: We will utilize the accompanied journal that will take them through the process of note taking skills through colorful prompts and prepare them for the study skills needed to transition to high school.  The notebook will also deepen their understanding of the textbook as they explore what God’s word has to say about the workings of His creation.

Tests: Using a combination of open and closed book tests, students will improve their skill of test-taking, thus preparing them for high school.  Additional assessments will be utilized along with tests to evaluate mastery.

Class format: Reading and Journal work will be required outside of class about 4 hours a week.  Class time will be used for highlighting and discussion of key ideas, and group experiments that walk through the scientific method. 

*Pre-requisite: Middle School General Science or approved equivalent with grade of 85 or higher.

*This is an honors course and has course pre-requisites. If new to Mud Creek (please see honors course requirements outlined in procedures and if your student meets the class pre-requisites and honors requirements, contact jana@mudcreekstudio.com for class approval to register).)

Teacher:  Eddy Taylor

Deposit: $70 (includes all lab expenses) Required Materials: Apologia Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Student Textbook and Apologia Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Student Notebook (optional: Audio text)

Tuition: please see Mud Creek tuition schedule

Please read and review the Mud Creek 2024-2025 Procedures for this class.

 

Honors Apologia High School Advanced Biology II: Human Anatomy

(9th Grade and up)

Thursdays 1:30-2:50

In this course, students will explore the anatomy and physiology of the human body, understood from a creation-based foundation. As students make their way through the modules, they will begin to understand how every part of the body has a purpose, each part being necessary for the other parts to function. This study will introduce the organizational levels of the human body from a single cell to the 11 major organ systems (including the reproduction system). The seamless integration of one system with the others and the intricacy at the molecular level represents a feat of engineering and design that could only come from God. We are truly fearfully and wonderfully made!

This class will require about 4-6 hours outside of class each week.

This class will be taught as an advanced class and thus any student wanting to participate in this will have needed to have completed basic high school biology class with at least an 85 average.

Journal: We will utilize the accompanied journal for note taking.  The notebook will also deepen their understanding of the textbook as they explore what God’s word has to say about the workings of His creation.

Tests: Using a combination of assessments from open and closed book tests, class projects and dissections class mastery will be evaluated and recorded.

Class format: Reading and Journal work will be required outside of class along with coordinating anatomy coloring pages about 4-6 hours a week.  Class time will be used for highlighting and discussion of key concepts, group experiments and dissections.

*Prerequisite: High School Biology with a grade of 85 or above

*This is an honors course and has course pre-requisites. If new to Mud Creek (please see honors course requirements outlined in procedures and if your student meets the class pre-requisites and honors requirements, contact jana@mudcreekstudio.com for class approval to register).

Teacher: Eddy Taylor

Deposit: $95 (includes all lab, dissection specimens and class supplies) *Required Materials: Apologia Advanced Biology 2nd Edition textbook and student journal.  Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book 9th Edition

Tuition: please see Mud Creek tuition schedule

Please read and review the Mud Creek 2024-2025 Procedures for this class

Biblical Truths for Teens (6-8th Grade)  

Thursdays 10:30-11:50

Young people need a firm foundation to stand in the midst of challenging influences and competing “truths” in life. They need to know what they believe and why they believe it. Otherwise, they can be easily swayed by others who challenge their faith or lead them into an imitation Christianity.

Homework assignments include Days 1, 2, & 3 of reading brief Scripture passages and summary content before answering questions. Time to complete assignments are approximately 30 minutes per day.

An online Memory Checkup will enable students to check their learning of each biblical truth. Students may take the checkup as many times as they wish during the week to improve their weekly grade.

Teacher:  Ed Hale

Class Deposit: $50  includes class workbook. Students will need an easy-to-read copy of the Bible, preferably the English Standard Version.

Tuition: please see Mud Creek tuition schedule

Please read and review the Mud Creek 2024-2025 Procedures.

 

Connecting with God: A Survey of the New Testament (9th Grade and up)  

Thursdays 12:00-1:20

One of the remarkable truths of the Christian life is that God wants to be in relationship with you – to be connected to you. Connecting with God will emphasize this important truth in several ways. Students will be challenged to make appropriate application of the biblical truths as they are drawn to see the New Testament as part of a bigger picture – God’s plan through all of history, culminating in the sacrifice of His Son so that you can be connected to Him.

Homework assignments include Days 1, 2, & 3 of reading brief Scripture passages and summary content before answering questions from a workbook. Time to complete assignments are approximately 30 minutes per day.

Each week, an online Memory Checkup will enable students to check their learning. Students may take the checkup as many times as they wish during the week to improve their weekly grade.

Teacher:  Ed Hale

Class Deposit: $50  includes class workbook Students will need an easy-to-read copy of the Bible, preferably the English Standard Version.

Tuition: please see Mud Creek tuition schedule

Please read and review the Mud Creek 2024-2025 Procedures.