Courses

Please complete a registration form and pay the registration fee to be eligible to take classes at Veritas. First-time families also need to complete an Application for Admission.

Our 2024-2025 course offerings are below. Class sizes are limited, and registration is on a first-come first- serve basis.

The cost for classes are as follows: A 1 Hour class is $45 per month and a class lasting more than 1 hour is $55 per month. Several classes have a one-time lab/material fee that will be due with the first tuition payment. Monthly invoices will be e-mailed to you, which may be paid online or in person. Checks must be written to Veritas Classes Inc. The first payment will be due in September. All class fees must be paid by the 10th of each month, September-April. After the 10th, a late fee of $25 is assessed to your fee.  You have the option of paying monthly, by the semester, or by the year. If paying per semester, or for the entire year, you must make payment in the form of cash or check. If you are over a month behind on tuition, your student will not be able to return to class until your account is paid. A 10% discount will be given to those who pay for the entire year.

2024-2025 COURSE OFFERINGS AT VERITAS

All classes meet on Wednesdays from August 28th through  April 23rd. Orientation will be on Monday, August 26th, at 7 pm.  April 30th and May 7th will be our make-up days,  if needed. The first semester will end on December 18th and the second semester will begin on January 8th. Fall Break will be on October 16th. Thanksgiving Break will be on November 27th. Spring Break will be on March 5th.

Click on the links to view the course descriptions, fees, etc.  If you need to contact the individual instructors, you may do so by clicking on the instructor’s e-mail address, under the course description. Click on the teacher’s name to view their bio.

 

Course Table

 

8:00 – 9:30
Physical Science
8:30 – 9:30
Pre Algebra
9:00 – 10:30
Algebra 2
9:30 – 10:30
World History General Science
Geometry
10:30 – 11:30
British Literature Public Speaking
Algebra I Christian Worldview
Introduction to Digital Marketing (fall semester only)
11:30 – 12:30
Writing I Spanish I
Grammar American History
11:30 – 1:00
Biology Lab
12:30 – 1:30
Spanish II Government
(Fall Semester Only)
Economics
(Spring Semester Only)
12:30 – 2:00
Chemistry 101

General Science
Sandi Greene

sandigreen44@gmail.com

9:30 – 10:30

Target Age: 7th grade & up

Lab Fee: $30
Copy Fee: $10

Course Description:  Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, is designed to transition middle school students to a new level of independent learning as we explore God’s creation. Initially, students will be motivated to learn about science through the eyes of many scientists from history, including a special project on one specific scientist of their choosing. Once their curiosity has been peaked, we will explore topics such as astronomy, paleontology, geology, meteorology, general chemistry and physics, as well as life science through various hands-on experiments. In general, experiments will be completed as a class every other week, with class discussion, movies, and learning games taking place on the alternate weeks. There will be a final project for each student at the end of the year. My primary goal with this class will be to open young people’s eyes and minds to the question and answer process that we call science and the various methods for exploring curiosities about God’s wonderful creation.

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Physical Science
Kaylan Newsome

kaylannewsome@gmail.com

8:00 – 9:30

Lab Fee: $30
Copy fee: $10

Course Description: This Physical Science Lab is a hands on learning experience for multiple concepts to not just hear about science, but to truly understand science in order to further the knowledge about life around us. This lab sets your students up to build on their future learning. During the hour and a half of this class, the lab and experiments will be the main portion to visualize the purpose, in order to put the vocabulary and information from the text to valuable use and understanding. Our course uses the Apologia Physical Science textbook to learn the included topics: air, atmosphere, water, the hydrosphere, earth, and the lithosphere, weather, motion, gravity, electromagnetic force, electrical circuits, magnetism, atomic structure, radioactivity, waves and sound, light, and astrophysics.

Text and Materials:
– textbook
– 2 inch 3 ring binder with dividers and pockets
– notebook paper
– colored pencils
– pens
– scientific calculator (the Casio FX115ESPlus is recommended, and it’s only about $15)
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Chemistry 101
Dannette Cox 

swcadc@gmail.com

12:30 – 2:00

Lab fee: $35 | Copy fee: $10 (This is a 1 ½  hour class)

Course Prerequisites: Algebra I

Course Goals: The goal of Chemistry 101 is to introduce the student to the basic principles of Chemistry from a biblical worldview and to give that student a solid foundation to pursue further study in the field of science. Chemistry is the study of absolutely EVERYTHING!!! Therefore, all students will benefit from this course!  An understanding of Chemistry is required for students wishing to pursue study in nursing, medicine, veterinary science, engineering, patent law, forensics, etc.

Watch Chemistry 101 Course Description on YouTube
Course Description:
The course is designed for the beginning science student. In the course, the student will be introduced to units and measurement, thermodynamics and kinetics; atoms and molecules; chemical equations and stoichiometry; atomic and molecular structure; solids, gases and liquids; and acids and bases.

The student will be required to read and study during the week. The class time will be used to help clarify and instruct the student in the material and to perform experiments that help illustrate the chemical principles studied. There will be one project during the course of the year, an experiment that is researched, designed, performed, and reported by the student.

Text & Materials: Discovering Design With Chemistry and The Answer Key and Tests, by Dr. Jay L. Wile. This is an updated version of the text he wrote for Apologia. The layout is better and the errors have been corrected. In addition, each student will need a 1-2 inch 3 ring binder with a divider and pockets, notebook paper, colored pencils, pens and a scientific calculator. I recommend the Casio FX115ESPlus. It can be purchased at Walmart for around $15.00.
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American History
Nicole Walker

walkerhut@gmail.com

Target Age: 8th-12th grade

Copy Fee: $20

Course Description: The purpose of this course it to provide an entire American History high school credit.  The course will use the Exploring America high school curriculum by Ray Notgrass.  The curriculum covers American history from the first explorers to present day. There will be daily readings from the textbook, weekly projects, quizzes, tests, as well as two projects/presentations throughout the year.  We will do some light geography and Bible verse memorization as well. 

Materials: Students will need the Exploring America Volume I and II.  They will also need the Student Review Pack, which includes daily review questions as well as quizzes and exams. I will send links to these books as soon as students are registered. 

Please also have your child bring a three-ring binder with section dividers to keep work organized

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Economics
Nicole Walker

walkerhut@gmail.com

12:30-1:30

Target Age: 9th-12th grade

Class Fee: $5


Course Description:
This will be a one-semester high school course, providing one half-year of credit in economics. The course will provide a thorough survey of the basic terms and concepts of economics using the Exploring Economics curriculum by Ray Notgrass.

Throughout the course, we will discuss what economics is, and how every individual daily plays a part in the economy. This will help students to be better stewards of the money entrusted to them and also help them to be informed about the economy on a personal, national, and international level.

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WORLD HISTORY
Nicole Walker

walkerhut@gmail.com

Target Age: 8th-12th grade

Supply Fee $20

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an entire World History high school credit.  The course will use the Exploring World History high school curriculum by Ray Notgrass.  This curriculum begins with creation and goes through present day. There will be daily readings from the textbook, weekly projects, quizzes, tests, as well as two projects/presentations throughout the year.  We will do some geography and Bible verse memorization as well.

Materials: Students will need the Exploring World History Volume I and II.  They will also need the Student Review Pack, which includes daily review questions as well as quizzes and exams. I will send links to these books as soon as students are registered. 

Please also have your child bring a three-ring binder with section dividers to keep work organized

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Pre-Algebra
Paula Wall

pvbarrows@gmail.com

8:30-9:30
BJU Press Pre-Algebra Second Edition
$10 copy fee
Pencils, lined notebook paper, binder or folder

Algebraic expressions and linear equations are applied throughout a thorough review of operations on integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and radicals. Students explore relations and functions using equations, tables, and graphs. Chapters on statistics and geometry extend foundational concepts in preparation for high school courses.
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BRITISH LITERATURE
Nicole Walker

walkerhut@gmail.com

10:30 – 11:30

Target Age 9th-12th grade

Supply Fee $45

Your supply fee covers the printing of Beowulf, the short stories for the short story unit, the poetry for the poetry unit, as well as all of the handouts, quizzes, and tests.

Course Description:  The purpose of this course is to explore some of the most influential British authors and to learn to evaluate and analyze their works. We will start the year with a short story unit in order to explore a variety of authors.  Next, we will read the epic poem Beowulf and the play Hamlet followed by the novels, A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.  Finally, we will end the year with a poetry unit.

The class will focus on identifying and understanding mood, style, symbolism, theme, and other literary devices. There will be weekly reading, vocabulary, student questions, quizzes, and final tests.  The students will also write an original short story, original poetry, a persuasive paper, a literary analysis paper, and create a project based on Hound of the Baskervilles.

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Finding your Voice: Introduction to Public Speaking
Sandi Green

sandigreen44@gmail.com

10:30-11:30

Target Age: Middle school- early High school level course (ages 11- 16)

Watch Public Speaking Course Description on YouTube
Course Description:
We will approach this class with two primary goals. First, we will work, through a variety of activities, to get each student more comfortable speaking in public settings. Then, we will explore a variety of different types of speeches, as well as different speaker “styles” and audiences. We will finish the semester with a “Speaker’s Fair”, where each student will present themself as “keynote speaker” in a given setting. I can think of no better gift that we can lead our kids to, than the power of their voice!

Materials: I will provide all worksheets and other materials for students.
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Biology Lab

Sandi Green

sandigreen44@gmail.com

11:30 – 1:00

Fee:  $30 lab fee | $10 copy fee. Note: students do not need their own microscopes

Grade:  9-12th (advanced 8th grader with permission)

Maximum:  16 students

I want to convey that it is more than a lab. We take extra time with each module to learn, as scientists, through various methods, the rich information about God’s living creation.
Description: A college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the students with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, a complete survey of three of the five kingdoms in Creation, and ecosystems. Students will be expected to be well-prepared for class each week and to be actively engaged in the learning process. This class is a minds-on classroom where Biology students will analyze, find answers, work with science vocabulary, locate information, debate, complete labs and dissections, discuss, model concepts, write-to-learn, partner with other students, and communicate findings to each other.

Curriculum & Materials:

  1. Textbook: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Ed. by Vicki Dincher. Available for purchase from Christianbook.com & Rainbowresrouce.com. Test and Solutions Manual NOT required. *Significant revisions have been made to the textbook, and I highly recommend sticking with the 3rd edition. Using previous editions will likely cause issues for your student throughout the year with accurately completing homework, quizzes, exams, and especially LABS/LAB REPORTS.*
  2. A 2″, 3-ring Binder
  3. Pencils, pens

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Writing I
Vicky Bunting

vickybunting2001@gmail.com

11:30-12:30

Target Age:  Middle school-High school

Course Goals:  The goals for Writing I are:

  • Expose students to and develop writing competence in five areas of writing:  persuasive, expository, descriptive, narrative, and poetry.

  • Use incremental steps in teaching the writing process.

  • To encourage and instruct students in the writing process.

  • To share a love of the written language and undo any negative fears in reluctant writers.

  • Build vocabulary through weekly vocabulary building activities/quizzes.

Course Description: This course is designed for middle school and high school students who are reluctant writers or who just need to refine their writing skills.  We will explore a variety of styles of writing and practice each one. Students will gain confidence in the writing process from beginning to end—brainstorming to editing.  The students will have weekly writing assignments in order to practice the concepts taught in class. Vocabulary quizzes, tests, and exams will be given throughout the semester.

Materials:

Required Text:  Jump In 2nd Edition:  A Workbook for Reluctant and Eager Writers by Sharon Watson

Students will need a three ring-notebook, notebook paper, pencils, and pens.

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Geometry
Kaylan Newsome

kaylannewsome@gmail.com

10:30 – 11:30

Book Fee: $50
Copy Fee: $10

Course Description: Most high school mathematics is mechanical. However, this is not true for Geometry! Where solving equations is the focus of other math courses, finding proofs is the theme of geometry. Students will find it similar to solving a puzzle! The contents of study for this class include: points and lines, angles, triangles, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, quadrilaterals, area, geometry theories, similar triangles, symbolic logic, right triangles, circles, constructions, non-euclidean geometry, solid geometry, geometry in 4-D, coordinate geometry, and modern geometry.

Text and Materials: Let’s Practice Geometry Text, (Practice Problems and Solutions for all of High School Geometry ), by Brent Tuller. This is an entire downloadable text available to teachers to use in a classroom setting to teach geometry. The $50.00 fee will be used to cover the cost of making a copy of the text and other materials for each student. (I do have permission to do this, and it prevents you from having to download the course and make multiple copies each week.) Other requirements include a 1” three ring binder, a basic calculator, notebook paper and pencils. Also, bring an attitude with you that is prepared to learn Geometry and have fun while doing so!
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Algebra 1
Dannette Cox

swcadc@gmail.com

10:30 – 11:30

Target Age: High School (8th grade alright as well)
Copy Fee: $10

Watch Algebra 1 Course Description on YouTube
Course Description:
This course takes the boring out of math! In the Key to Algebra series, new algebra concepts are explained in simple language, and examples are easy to follow. Word problems relate algebra to familiar situations, helping students understand abstract concepts. Students will be introduced to equations, integers, exponents, factoring, graphing, systems of equations, square roots, inequalities and so much more. They will understand why algebra is important and how the principles that they learn will apply to situations that they encounter in their daily lives!

Text and materials: Key To Algebra, Books 1-10  MCGRAW-HILL / 1990 / PAPERBACK plus answer keys. Tests and Test keys are NOT required, as I will provide the quizzes and tests. I will supplement with handouts periodically to give extra practice from time to time.

One 1″ Three-ring binder, notebook paper  and pencils.

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Algebra 2
Dannette Cox

swcadc@gmail.com

9:00-10:30
Pre-requisite: Algebra 1
Material fee: $10

Course Descriptions:
The adventure continues…
This course is designed to help students develop more concepts beyond basic algebra and to prepare them for higher mathematics. Students will learn how to solve advanced systems of equations, understand advanced polynomials, use imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics and much more!

Materials: notebook, pencils, highlighter, basic calculator

Text: A.C.E. School of Tomorrow PACES 1121-1132. Score keys must also be purchased.

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Christian Worldview
Dr. Wade Cox

pastorwade2@msn.com

10:30 – 11:30

For: 8th-12th graders.

$10 copy fee

Course Goals: The goals for this Christian Worldview course are twofold. The first goal is defensive in nature: to keep students from being deceived by anti-Christian worldviews. The second goal is offensive: to train young learners to actively live out the truth of Christianity in a culture plagued by relativism and confusion.

Watch Christian Worldview Course Description on YouTube
Course Description:
This course is designed to help students clearly understand the tenets of the Christian worldview, and how they compare to the tenets of the leading humanistic worldviews of our day. Students will learn how to apply their Christian faith to every area of life: theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, sociology, psychology, law, politics, economics, and history.

Some of the issues covered include: abortion, apologetics, cults, evolution, feminism, homosexuality, naturalism, moral relativism, pluralism, relationships, and socialism.

Text and Materials:

Lightbearers Student Manual – Revised 3rd Edition (2017) – Cost: $19.95

How to be Your Own Selfish Pig by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay – Cost: $9.95

Both texts are available from Summit Ministries at this site:

http://webstore.summit.org/Curriculum-Homeschool-Lightbearers/

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Spanish I
Orietta Vásquez

laprofeorietta@gmail.com

11:30 – 12:30

1 hour class

Watch Spanish I Course Description on YouTube

Course Description: There are many benefits of learning a second language!
Being bilingual opens many social doors: It helps the student to be able to communicate with others from a foreign culture, it equips the learner with necessary tools to understand a different way of thinking by bringing him/her closer together to another lifestyle that would otherwise be unknown. It has been proven that knowing a second language helps to acquire and develop better empathy and communication skills. Many studies have also shown that knowing two or more languages helps develop wonderful cognitive skills such as: divergent thinking, cognitive inhibition, memory and creativity. It also protects against age-related cognitive decline and dementia. Adding to this, the potential economic benefits as one would be able to improve competitiveness in the job market.

This is just to name a few!

Spanish is recognized as one of the best languages to learn, for it is the official language in 20 countries!

Learning a new language should be a fun and pleasant experience.
This course is designed to introduce the Spanish language, and it covers all four key areas of language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is designed to establish a strong foundation for Spanish learning.

This course is an interactive class that will teach the student basic grammatical structures, pronunciation, vocabulary related to everyday life, and cultural facts of the Spanish speaking countries.

The course will include lots of reading and conversational materials. Students will be expected to complete activities, review materials, watch videos, and memorize vocabulary throughout each week.

Materials Needed: Flash cards. Pen.

Supply fee: $40. Fee will include the book we will be using during the school year: Spanish is fun Book 1 by Lori Langer De Ramirez and Heywood Wald.

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Spanish II
Orietta Vásquez

laprofeorietta@gmail.com

12:30 – 1:30

Prerequisites: Spanish I

Course Description: There are many benefits of learning a second language!
Being bilingual opens many social doors: It helps the student to be able to communicate with others from a foreign culture, it equips the learner with necessary tools to understand a different way of thinking by bringing him/her closer together to what other way would be an unknown lifestyle. Has been proven that knowing a second language helps to acquire and develop better empathy and communication skills. Many studies have also shown that knowing two or more languages helps develop wonderful cognitive skills such as: divergent thinking, cognitive inhibition, memory and creativity. It also protects against age-related cognitive decline and dementia. Adding to this, the potential economic benefits as one would be able to improve competitiveness in the job market.

This is just to name a few!

Spanish is recognized as one of the best languages to learn, for it is the official language in 20 countries!

Learning a new language should be a fun and pleasant experience.
Spanish II builds upon the knowledge students acquired in Spanish I. This course is an interactive class that strengthens the skills learned in Spanish I such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. This class covers advanced grammatical structures, allowing students the opportunity to perfect pronunciation and to improve communication skills.

The course will include lots of reading and conversational materials. Student will be expected to complete activities, review materials, watch videos, and memorize vocabulary throughout each week.

Materials Needed: Flash cards. Pen.

Supply fee: $40. Fee will include the book we will be using during the school year: Spanish is fun Book 2 by Lori Langer De Ramirez and Heywood Wald.


Grammar
Kimberly Wood

kdpwood@gmail.com

11:30-12:30

Watch Grammar Course Description on YouTube
Course Description

This course will focus on editing/proofreading more than on a lot of composition.  Our primary resource will be Fix It! Grammar by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, most likely Book 5: Frog Prince (4th Edition, January 2022).   This book will not only strengthen grammar concepts but will also build vocabulary.  Also, students will look out for errors in public signs and ads, social media, written articles, etc., and bring these examples to class for discussion.  I will provide samples from print media and websites about current, real examples of errors (screened for inappropriate content, of course).

I expect that students will have studied English grammar and punctuation in previous years.  I plan to make this course a hands-on review and extension of their earlier lessons, showing the students the importance of good grammar skills in the real world.  They will need the Fix It! Grammar Student Book, loose-leaf paper and/or a composition book, pens or pencils, and access to a dictionary and a thesaurus.

 

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American Government (fall semester only)
Kimberly Wood

kdpwood@gmail.com

12:30-1:30

Watch American Government Course Description on YouTube
Course Description
Using as a foundation American Government from A Beka Book, this course will be an overview of government at the national, state and local levels, emphasizing the Christian principles upon which our great nation was founded.  Topics will include the history of our form of government, branches of government, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, state and local government, and our role in the governing process.  Extra time will be spent on the 2020 General Election.  The A Beka text will be supplemented with videos, guest speakers, and – if schedules allow – a field trip or two.  My goal is to familiarize students with the workings of all levels of government and to spark interest in participating in the process.  Students will need A Beka American Government 3rd edition student book, the test/quiz book, loose-leaf binder and paper or composition book, pens/pencils.  The course is a requirement for 12th grade, but is open to younger students as well.

 

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Introduction to Digital Marketing (fall semester only)
Ayla Ball

aylabean98@gmail.com

10:30-11:30

COURSE DESCRIPTION: (Fall semester only)

In today’s digital age, online marketing has become more important than ever before. The role of a “content creator” has quickly become one of the most in-demand jobs. Graphic design is not only useful for business; It is also a valuable tool for ministry work, such as designing programs and announcements for your church or youth group, or helping friends by creating beautiful invitations.

Throughout this course, students will learn various skills such as creating eye-catching graphics through Canva for online or print, making inspirational quote graphics, designing banners for a Facebook business page, organizing business materials such as mockups and business cards, and creating easy Instagram reels. So, what are you waiting for? Join us and let’s have some fun while learning the basics of social media marketing and content creation!

Add the end of the semester, students will have a chance to create a graphic to be posted on Grace and Truth Books social media pages, with an audience of over 150k!

Note: Access to social media is not necessary to take this course.

Materials Needed: laptop, pen and notebook

 

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