New Day Academy Cottage School Program

20200204_1201052020-21 School Year

Monday-Thursday

9 a.m. Character Study

9:30 Pre-Algebra/Algebra

10:30 English

11:30 Science (Monday/Wednesday)/Government & Communication (Tuesday/Thursday)

12:30 Dismissal

Curriculum (Families are responsible to purchase books and required materials. Material lists will be available before the start of the school year.)

Math:

Teacher: Heather Walton

Curriculum: Bob Jones Pre-Algebra

Government:

Teacher: Heather Walton

Our U.S. Constitution is the highest law of our land, and we, as citizens, have a responsibility to understand what it says. There is a war of ideals going on today, and Americans need to understand what is at stake by looking at the past, evaluating the present, and influencing the future according to a Biblical worldview.

Curriculum: Master Books Civics and the Constitution

Excerpts from Various Primary Source Documents, including the U.S. and Kentucky Constitutions, the Declaration of Independence, Democratic and Republican Platforms, Common Sense, selected speeches, etc.

Science:

Teacher: Rebecca Green

This year, we will first explore the fascinating realm of the nervous system. Then, in the spring semester, we will change focus to the digestive system and metabolism. Hands-on activities, demonstrations, and experiments will be scheduled. Unit tests will be administered, giving students exposure to important study and test-taking strategies.

Curriculum: Master Books Anatomy

We will study the books in this order. You do not have to purchase both at once.

  • The Nervous System vol. 3, SKU# M027-7
  • The Digestive System vol. 4, SKU# M069-7

English:

Teacher: Rebecca Green

Join us on a whirlwind tour of our great English language! This course takes an integrated approach to all of the language arts. Each unit will take its framework from a piece of literature. All aspects of the course (grammar, usage, mechanics, writing, analysis, speaking) will be built around the literature. For example, when we read The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, students might write their own autobiography, think about and discuss the character trait determination, identify to whom they would dedicate their autobiography (Keller dedicated hers to Alexander Graham Bell), look at different sentence structures within the book and then write their own sentences using those structures, etc. 

In addition to the literature units, there are a few other components to this course that will provide students with a well-rounded year of English studies:

  • Poetry. Once a week, we will read one of Longfellow’s poems. Over the course of the year, students will memorize 4 poems and will illustrate and write out each memorized poem in an extended art project.
  • Weekly Letters. Each week, I will write a letter to the students, and they will write me a letter in response. Letter topics will be based on what we are learning and discussing in school and will be drawn from all of our subjects, not just English class.
  • Research Report. We will write several informal research reports, which will serve as an introduction to research writing.

Books will be studied in the following order. You do not have to purchase all of them at once:

  • Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Dover Thrift Edition, ISBN 978-0486400778.
  • Keller, Helen. The Story of My Life. Dover Thrift Edition, ISBN 978-0486292496.
  • Baldwin, James. Stories of Don Quixote Written Anew for Children. Yesterday’s Classics, ISBN 978-1599152127. Can be difficult to find. You might want to go to www.yesterdaysclassics.com, then click to “order print books from Amazon by author.” Scroll down to the book and click on “Buy Now from Amazon.”
  • Christie, Agatha. Murder on the Orient Express. William Morrow Reprint Edition. ISBN 978-0062693662.
  • Cule, W.E. Sir Knight of the Splendid Way. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1537282107.
  • Lee, Harper. To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Perennial. ISBN 978-0060935467. 

Math:

Bob Jones Pre-Algebra

(If your student needs a different math level, contact me to discuss.)

Cost

Registration — $150

Tuition per student: $2,000/year

Students with Special Educational Needs

Accommodations may be made for students with special educational needs on a case-by-case basis.

Location

Students may join online or in person at

A+ Education Solutions

For more information, contact Heather Walton, heatherpwalton@gmail.com, or 502-438-4680.

To apply, fill out these registration forms and email to heatherpwalton@gmail.com or mail to A+ Education Solutions, 3685 Poplar Level Road, Louisville, KY 40213. Registration fee may be mailed or sent by PayPal or Venmo.