Homeschool Academic Courses: Upper School
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3
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Back Creek Christian Academy is excited to partner with homeschooling parents to educate the next generation of Christian leaders.
We believe children are a blessing from the Lord, and it is our privilege and responsibility to train our children in the ways of God. At Back Creek Christian we are committed to assisting one another with these responsibilities. Our purpose is to strengthen our families by reflecting Biblical standards in all areas of our life.
We provide godly instruction in these four primary areas: spiritual training, character development, academics, and practical life skills.
Using the Christian, classical tradition, we desire to develop a child’s educational experience through God’s Word and the beauty of God’s creation. We are currently offering courses in math, science and literature with writing.
What We Offer
BCCA offers area homeschool families a menu of high quality academic and extracurricular classes. All courses are taught by certified teachers. Back Creek classes give students a taste of group learning in a classroom on a campus setting with like-minded peers.
BCCA offers homeschool students the opportunity to take their standardized achievement test with our current students for $100. This will be 3 days of testing and testing reservations are accepted by March 1, 2017. To find out more please call the school office at 704-549-4101.
Application and Screening Fee: $125.00 (One time fee for application and screening)
Registration Fee: $200.00 non-refundable registration fee per year
Class Tuition: $440 per credit hour, limited to two classes a year which includes labs, textbooks and activity fees.
Field Trips: Class field trips are not included in the tuition cost, but may be purchased separately
To register for Back Creek classes, you will complete a registration form and pay a non-refundable registration fee. First-time families also complete an application for admission.
Steps to registration:
- Complete an application for admission on RenWeb.
- Read our Statement of Faith to make sure you agree with our mission. Sign copy of the School Covenant.
- Please submit samples of student’s current work and end of year test scores.
- Pay the registration fee. The school office will call to set up a screening for your student with a teacher on campus.
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6th–8th Grade Course Offerings
1. Humane Arts and Letter 6
Humane Arts and Letter 6: In this integrated Humanities course, 6th graders explore the worlds of Ancient Mesopotamia to Ancient Rome. Students are introduced to the people and events of history through the lens of the Biblical metanarrative, God’s eternal love story through history. Complementary reading texts such as Gilgamesh, Hittite Warrior, Black Ships Before Troy, and The Bronze Bow provide students with cultural insights into the people and places of the ancient world. In addition, Reader’s Workshop strengthens reading skills in both fiction and nonfiction and offers students practice in small-group book clubs centered on The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. Writer’s Workshop develops skills in narrative and information writing with a focus on research.
2. Math 6: Pre-Transition Mathematics
The goal of Pre-Transition Mathematics is to begin the progression of students from elementary math to pre-algebra and geometry. The beginning of the year will be concentrated on computation with fractions and decimals, before moving on to incorporate those skills with concepts from pre-algebra and geometry.
3. Humane Arts and Letter 7
The 7th grade Humane Arts and Letters course of study is an integrated Humanities course that follows ideas, events, and people as seen through various human activities (the arts and letters) for the era typically designated as the Middle Ages, often referred to as the Dark Ages. The course addresses why some see this period as romantic, filled with castles, knights, and chivalry, while others see the time as a period of darkness. History is presented through the use of significant literature and art arising from the time period. Individual readings, class readings, class discussions, and research and reporting assignments serve to increase students’ understanding and skills.
4. Math 7: Transition Mathematics
The goal of Transition Mathematics is to continue to progress students from elementary math to algebra and geometry. The first part of the year is spent primarily on geometry concepts, while the second part of the year transitions more into solving algebraic equations.
5. Humane Arts and Letter 8
The 8th grade Humane Arts and Letters course of study is an integrated Humanities course that follows ideas, people, and events as seen through various human activities (the arts and letter) for the era typically designated as Modernity. History is presented through the use of significant literature and art arising from the time period, along with an intentional emphasis on worldview concepts. Individual readings, class readings, class discussions, and research and reporting assignments serve to increase students’ understanding and skills. The course is additionally supplemented with an informal logic unit, helping students learn to identify and avoid frequently committed logical fallacies.
6. Algebra I
This course involves the mastery of various mathematical concepts, such as operations with real numbers, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponential operations, factoring, functions, scatter plots, linear and nonlinear equations, and graphing. Students use various mathematical expressions to represent and analyze problem situations and interpret relationships. Various representational tools, including graphing calculators, are used to model mathematical situations and solve meaningful problems.
9th–11th Grade Course Offerings
This course is an organized and logical study of the use of undefined terms, definitions, postulates, and theorems. Topics include points, lines, angles, reason and proof, perpendicular lines, parallel lines, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, proportion and similarity, right triangles, trigonometry, loci and transformations. Students will analyze, understand, and solve problems related to figures of various dimensions and the size, shape, location, direction, and orientation of those figures. This course will prepare students for future studies in advanced mathematics.
Prerequisite: Algebra I
2. Algebra II
This college preparatory course includes a review and expansion of Algebra I concepts with further application and more challenging problem solving. Irrational and complex numbers and various equations and functions will be used for understanding and analyzing comprehensive relationships. Geometric curves and figures and connections between algebra and geometry will be utilized in complex problem solving. Statistics and probability, conic sections, and sequences and series will also be addressed. Students will develop an appreciation for mathematical operations and expand their ability to communicate mathematical ideas.
This course is designed to help students develop their proficiency in Algebra and so strengthen the understanding of the underlying concepts. Although the basic concepts of Algebra are reviewed in the class, a firm foundation in Algebra is necessary for success in college-level mathematics. Every opportunity to show how Algebra is a modern modeling language for real life problems will be explored. Examples, exercises, and group activities provide a real-life context to help students grasp mathematical concepts.
Prerequisite: Algebra II
4. Earth and Environmental Science
The first semester is designed to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems (both natural and human-made), to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Because it is interdisciplinary in nature, this course embraces a wide variety of constructs, or themes that cut across many different topics of study.
The second semester of the course will focus on energy in the Earth system and how it drives convection in our atmosphere and oceans, which in turn drives global climate conditions and local weather patterns. Students will learn about Earth’s interior heat that originated with the formation of the planet as well as the interior heat generated by the decay of radioactive nuclides. Students will also understand how life on Earth creates changes in the atmosphere, thus affecting conditions for life on Earth.
5. Western Civilization II A and B
The major emphasis of this course is on the study of significant people, events, and issues of the Middle Ages. Students will form questions about the subject matter, synthesize information to gain a greater understanding of history, and apply formal logic, rhetoric, and reason to the study of ideas through Socratic discussions. In this class students learn to notice trends in human history, both in terms of humanity’s response to God and their fallen nature.