VANGUARD HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY

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Classes at Vanguard

Use the links below to find out more about classes. Times for each class are also available on the tab "SCHEDULE." You may look for classes by Age or by Subject. Students age 14 and up will use the course description for HIGH SCHOOL.

The "Scope and Sequence" below is intended as a general guideline for selecting courses. This grid is intended as a guideline for what is typically taught at what age based on traditional school schedules. This is by no means intended to imply that this is the only sequence courses may be taken or that these are the only classes that fill particular graduation requirements. Enrolled families may request a curriculum conference if you need assistance.

High School students may select the 6 links below that list courses by subject: Electives, English/Language Arts, History, Foreign Languages, Math and Science.  They may also select the link "List of all courses by Subject with Times and Fees" for a complete list of courses available on one link.

Teachers/Tutors are under the employment of the families who have a student attending his/her class. We are a resource at which instructors and students can convene, providing assistance to homeschool families. 

NEW classes...

Fruit of Her Hands: Teen ladies will be learning a variety of Pintrest-type crafting activities. Each project will be accompanied by Scripture and a short devotion.

BRAINology: Study of the Brain! Students will study how the brain works with the goal of developing strategies to work SMARTER not HARDER. A variety of topics will be covered including:  time management, setting priorities, motivation, specific learning strategies, note taking, and test taking skills.

Design and Engineering: Part of our STEM program we will offer a new design and engineering class that combines the best of STEM and Lego courses. Students will tackle a variety of projects through the year with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math.

Many of these are HIGH DEMAND classes and will fill early. Students taking a full day of classes will be given first priority in selecting classes. Many of these classes are only available to students taking a full day of classes.

K4/K5 Kinder Class, Girls' Club, Boys' Club, Elementary Art, America the Beautiful, 

Sewing, PE, Elementary Science, Fruit of Her Hands

Culinary Arts, Drama, Choir, Geography, Battle History, 

Marine Biology, ComputerLiterature Discussion, Exploring LegoLego Engineering, STEM 

Age 4 and 5 year old Kindergarten 

Age 6 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule 

Age 7 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 8 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule 

Age 9 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 10 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 11  years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 12  years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule

Age 13 years Course Descriptions and Class Schedule 

High School Course Descriptions and Class Schedule 

Electives Course Descriptions

English / Language Arts / Writing Course Descriptions

History / Social Studies Course Descriptions

Foreign Language Course Descriptions

Math / Lego / Logic Course Descriptions 

Science Course Descriptions 

Need Help Selecting a Language Arts/ Writing/ English/ Literature Course 

Students may select 1 class or up to 6 classes. Click on the age or subject to see a class schedule and a description of each class offered. Students age 8 and under will take classes in a Block schedule choosing morning or afternoon classes or both bloks for a full day.

Please see "Schedule" for additional information regarding class times.

In an effort to accommodate the large number of students registered for classes we have expanded our course offerings. Please be aware that many of these classes will fill early so please be prepared to indicate a second choice of classes when completing the online class selection. Priority will be given to students registered for a full day of classes. The following classes can only be selected for students taking a full day or multiple classes: Girls' Club, Boys' Club, Sewing, PE, Culinary Arts, Drama, Choir, Geography, Exploring Lego, Lego Engineering, STEM.


Due to the high demand of many of these classes it is unlikely a student registering for just 1 high demand class will be admitted. 

Please remember students must be in a class at ALL times. Study Hall is not available for students under 12. Parents must pick up students as soon as their last class is over.

Students may stay at lunch IF they have a class at 11:00/11:30 AND at 12:30. Students should bring their own lunchbox (no peanuts) and after we eat we will play outside when the weather permits. 

Please remember students must be in a class at ALL times. Study Hall is not available for students under 12. Parents must pick up students as soon as their last class is over. If students under 12 register for classes that are not consecutive parents will be required to pick up students between classes.

Study Hall is available for students over 12 only. We have limited class space and are using all available spaces to accommodate students. Parents will not be permitted to stay on campus between classes with siblings not enrolled in classes. We do not have a playroom or space for parents to do homework with siblings that are not in a class. The public library is located very close (less than 8 minutes away) and can accommodate families that would like to have a space to work during classes. We do encourage parents to stay on campus that are willing to volunteer and assist us in providing services to our students. 

Please plan your schedule to include a minimum of 30 minutes of time on campus to volunteer. We are dependent on parent volunteers to maintain the quality of our program and to provide excellent service for our students. We have many areas to serve to fit the needs and interests of parents. Parents should plan to serve at least 12 hours per semester (24 hours per year).

Class selection is a FINANCIAL COMMITMENT. Do NOT select classes unless you are committed to attending. You will be responsible for paying for any classes you select. We are unable to allow students to "drop" classes after the online class selection is submitted. If your circumstance changes you will still be responsible for paying for any class you select. If you are put on a wait list or do not get into a class you will not have to pay for that class unless you are admitted to the class.

In an effort to accommodate the large number of students registered for these classes we have expanded the classes available to students age 9. Please be aware that many of these classes will fill early so please indicate a second choice of classes. Priority will be given to students registered for a full day of classes. 

Due to the high demand of many of these classes it is unlikely a student registering for just 1 high demand class will be admitted. 

Please remember students must be in a class at ALL times. Study Hall is not available for students under 12. Parents must pick up students as soon as their last class is over.
Students may stay at lunch IF they have a class at 11:00/11:30 AND at 12:30. Students should bring their own lunchbox (no peanuts) and after we eat we will play outside when the weather permits. 

Scope and Sequence

The Scope and Sequence below is intended as a guideline for what is typically taught at what age based on traditional school schedules. This is by no means intended to imply that this is the only sequence courses may be taken in or that these are the only classes that fill particular graduation requirements. Enrolled families may request a curriculum conference if you need assistance.

Vanguard Homeschool Academy Scope and Sequence

Vanguard Homeschool Academy Scope and Sequence

AGE

SCIENCE

HISTORY

LANGUAGE ARTS

MATH

10

(5th)

Science

America The Beautiful

(2 year cycle)

Language Arts Elementary

 

11

(6th)

Science

Exploring Countries and Cultures (3 year cycle)

Writing Foundations

or

Literature Adventures

 

12

(7th)

General Science

Civics

IEW Intro

or

Literature Adventures

or

Literature Discussion (3 year cycle)

Math 7

13

(8th)

Physical Science

Geography

IEW  Plus

*Can be used as English 1

Pre Algebra

14

(9th)

Biology

Battle History

(2 year cycle)

English 1/Language Arts A with General Literature

Algebra 1

15

(10th)

Marine Biology

or

Anatomy

World History

English 2/Language Arts B with World Literature

Algebra 2

16

(11th)

Chemistry

American History

English 3

American Literature

Geometry

17

(12th)

Physics

or 

Marine Biology

or

Anatomy

Government/Economics

English 4

British Literature

Pre Calculus

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE SCOPE AND SEQUENCE

 

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