High School Sciences/S.T.E.M. Program

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.


Tutor: Kellye Albritton
Email: wutasavior@aol.com
Phone: 901-338-8429














PHYSICAL SCIENCE with STEM integration
Course Prerequisites: *Students must be 8th – 12th grade 

This is a 30 week course with an in depth look at Physical Science from a Christian perspective. Topics include the study of Atoms, Molecules, Elements, the Metric System, Atmosphere, Air, Water, Weather, Newton’s Laws, Light, Force, Sound, and Astrophysics, etc. Includes weekly labs and experiments and will be supplemented with Abeka curriculum and materials, provided by tutor.

This course also offers a foundation for Chemistry and Physics, as well as a detailed look at the Earth and our Atmosphere. Each class consists of lecture and lab time and some classes will include a STEM component with science reasoning, critical thinking, engineering, and scientific research. The experiments are hands-on and take place weekly.  Students will work alone and with a lab partner. Students are required to keep a weekly Lab Journal.
There will be 2-3 science projects during the year. 

This class meets one day a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes. 


This program is supplemented with Abeka materials (supplied by tutor) but students will only be responsible for purchasing the Apologia curriculum. (When reporting to your cover, you may note both Apologia and Abeka as curriculum used for this course.)

Tuition:
$400* per year. Must be paid in 1, or 2 post dated checks to Kellye Albritton for July 1st and October 1st.
Non-Refundable after July 1. Payment arrangements to be made with tutor.

Supply/Lab Fee:
$75 per year; Non-Refundable 
This fee includes all lab supplies needed for each student. It also includes daily schedules and handouts, which are provided weekly for each student.

This course is eligible as an Honors Track. Contact tutor for more info.



*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.



                   

BIOLOGY with S.T.E.M. integration 
Course Prerequisites:  Must be in 9th – 12th grade

This is a 30 week course with an in depth look at Biology from a Christian perspective.  Topics include: Classification of Plants and Animals, Cell Structure, DNA, Genetics, Microscopic Life, including Fungi and Bacteria, Reptiles, Birds, Fish, Vertebrates and Invertebrates, etc.  Labs include microscope and slide work, dissections of frog, earthworm and much more.
An Anatomy Unit is in addition to the text book and covers all the major Human Body Systems including Skeletal, Nervous, Digestive, Respiratory, Circulatory and Heart, Brain and the 5 Senses.  Each study will end with a dissection of a corresponding specimen to give students a hands on understanding of each system. Some of the specimens include sheep heart, sheep brain, cow eye, fetal pig, etc.



Tuition:
$425* per year.  Must be paid in 1, or 2 post dated checks to Kellye Albritton for July 1st and October 1st.
Non-Refundable after July 1. 

Supply/Lab Fee:
$75 per year. Non-refundable. *Includes all lab supplies: specimens, use of dissection tools, microscopes, slides, etc. Also includes daily schedules and handouts which are provided for students every week.

  “Mrs. Kellye made learning Biology fun and easy!  The binder we put together is incredible, and I will absolutely be taking it with me to college! …if you’re looking for a great way to learn an often challenging science, this class is the way to go!”  

                                                                --Ashley, Biology Major

This course is eligible as an Honors Track. Contact tutor for more info.


*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.



CHEMISTRY with STEM integration
Course Prerequisites: 9th - 12th grade. 
*Must have completed Algebra.

This is a 30 week course focusing on the properties of substances and the interactions between different types of matter incorporating a STEM component with critical thinking logic, and scientific research. Students will learn to understand and express chemical reactions. Includes weekly labs. Topics include atoms and molecules, classifying matter, chemical equations, Stoichiometry, Polyatomic Ions, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, reduction and oxidation reactions, etc.

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Tuition:
$425* per year. Must be paid in 1, or 2 post dated checks to Kellye Albritton for July 1st and October 1st.
Non-Refundable after July 1. 

Supply/Lab Fee:
$60 per year.  Non-refundable
Lab fee includes all lab supplies needed for the course including use of 
microscopes, slides, and all lab equipment. Daily schedules and handouts are also included.

This course is eligible as an Honors Track. Contact tutor for more info.


*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.





Tutor: Betty Albert
Email: mydogsatemyhomework@yahoo.com
Phone: 901-387-2351

"With a background in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and education I’ve always had a love for Science, Math & Technology that I hope to share with your students. In my almost 20 years of professional teaching experience, I have worked with kids at all levels including gifted & talented, special needs and everything in between. I strive to create a comfortable atmosphere where students at all levels will succeed.  My mission is to connect concepts to real world applications and make learning fun!"


S.T.E.M. : Integrated Engineering, Physics & Scientific Research
Grade level: 10th -12th
Pre-requisites: Algebra 1 & Physical Science

This 30-week high school course is for students that love to explore “how things work”, want guidance on how to communicate their engineering ideas, and need a high school science credit with lab without the complex level of math required in Honors Physics or the dissections performed in Anatomy class. This college-prep course focuses on the basics of engineering practice and scientific research. We will explore the societal impact, ethical practices, critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication while we conduct super cool engineering and scientific research. We will study Newton’s Laws of Force & Motion, Conservation of Energy & Momentum, Heat & Thermodynamics, Electrical & Magnetic Phenomenon, environmental sciences, and more through discovery labs and experiments. Students will not only be prepared for college science classes, they will be ready and able to convey their scientific reasoning in written and verbal form. 

If your student ever asked the question, “Why does that happen?” – this course will answer!

Each class will consist of engaging, hands-on labs and experiments to guide students in the discovery of scientific and engineering concepts. Students should expect extensive technical writing to convey their theories and results. Access to a word processing and spreadsheet program will be needed.


Curriculum will be provided by tutor based on the following resources: 


Tuition*:
$425 per year. May be paid in full or as 2 payments to Betty Albert, postdated July 1 and October 1.
Please arrange payment directly with the tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1st.

Supply Fee/Lab Fee:
$100 nonrefundable.  



*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Grade level: 11th -12th
Pre-requisites: Biology 1


This 30-week College-Prep course covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and in-depth study of the eleven major organ systems in the human body. The lab component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. We study comparative anatomy using the actual and virtual dissections of internal animal organs, birds, snakes, rats, cats and other specimen as supply allows. The dissections are done in a very non-threatening and respectful way that has allowed students that avoid such tasks to participate. This learning of how we are fearfully and wonderfully made will also lead to the study of how the processes and interactions of body systems impact how we build and invent technology today.


This course and lab are a great introduction for those students interested in a medical career (nursing, physical therapy, physical education, pharmacy, and public health). We will also have some introduction of bio-medical concepts and devices that are attractive to future scientists and zoologists. 


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Tuition:
$425* per year. Must be paid in 1, or 2 postdated checks to Betty Albert for July 1st and October 1st.
Non-Refundable after July 1. 

Supply/Lab fee: 
$100 non-refundable


*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.




Tutor: Jenny Radmer
Cell: 901-305-5622













Online ACT Prep: Science and Reasoning Course

Pre-Requisite: Must be currently enrolled in Junior or Senior Level English or Math at Community 

This course will demystify the science portion of the ACT by clarifying common misconceptions about the test and by learning test taking strategies. 



The science portion of the ACT is divided in to three portions: data representation, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints. The course will emphasize reading and applying information from graphs, tables and charts, decoding research paragraphs to accurately answer questions and apply information, and analyzing differing viewpoints to deduce both similarities and differences. The course will also offer resources for the portion of the ACT that does require outside science knowledge. All lessons and coursework will be submitted online, including tests and quizzes.

Required Materials: 
• Reliable daily internet access

Tuition*
$100 Non-Refundable after July 1. 

Supply Fee with Technology Fee included: 
$100 non-refundable fee includes online access to Official ACT Prep

Class size minimum set at 6 registered students.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.




Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
A nonrefundable Early Registration fee of $60 per student will be paid directly to Community (max. $180 per family) via online registration.
Registration is $70 per person after May 31st (max. $210 per family).

NOTE: Registration is not complete until registration fees and tutor supply/material fees* are paid at our Open House. Registrations after Open House are to be completed with all fees paid to tutors within two weeks of online registration in order to avoid restarting the registration process.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st.


Community Tutors are contracted to serve as enrichment tutors alongside a comprehensive home education program.
Grade reporting is the responsibility of the student's parent or guardian.


Note: Community is not an umbrella school and recommends the students of Community be registered with a home education umbrella school.