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2017-2018 Courses

6th Grade

Drawing and Design
Taught by Mina Milburn BIO

Mina Milburn has been teaching drawing and art appreciation classes for students of all ages since 1998. With a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and a Masters in Pastoral Theology she understands the purpose and goodness of the visual arts and looks forward to sharing that joy with your students.

A course in the basics of drawing with an emphasis on the decorative arts.

We will study elements of design and develop foundational drawing skills in this course as we focus on replicating and creating designs and forms. Students will study the use of design, especially in the applied and decorative arts during their home assignments. For the absolute beginner this will be a comfortable place to begin drawing skills. For the student who is already comfortable drawing, this will teach him new skills as well as the great variety of ways in which they can be put to use.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Prerequisites: None
Course fee: $250 / per student
Supply Fee: $15 + student grade colored pencils ($10 max purchased separately)**price is based on getting best prices available via internet & bulk discount; colored pencils are required, any quality will do but better quality is encouraged for the satisfaction of your student parent can consult with instructor to determine if student already owns necessary items.
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 12.

General Science
Taught by Amberly Buchanan BIO

Mrs. Buchanan has a wide spectrum of professional, academic and teaching experience that she brings to the classroom. She has a BS in Microbiology and Minor in Chemistry from UT Arlington and holds a Masters in Public Health from the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health. After working in the field of veterinary medicine, Mrs. Buchanan finally answered the call to teach and completed Master level classes at the UTA School of Education and holds a Texas Teachers Certification for 8-12 Science and 4-8 Science. Mrs. Buchanan has enjoyed teaching Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC), and Earth Science in the DeSoto, Madisonville, and Arlington Independent School Districts. She was nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2005, has served on curriculum planning committees for Chemistry, and completed Pre-AP and Talented and Gifted training courses. Mrs. Buchanan's teaching goal is to make science come alive through clear explanations, thorough curriculum, hands on lab experiences and real world applications. She is extremely excited in having the opportunity and freedom to teach science in a Catholic environment and enjoys supporting the special vocation of Homeschool Families.

Mrs. Buchanan lives in Arlington, TX with her husband and 4 children ranging in age from 9 to 3 years old. When not playing with her kids you may find her adding plants to her butterfly garden, birding, swimming or playing the harp.

This course combines 6th and 7th grade students and provides a general overview of science to build a strong foundation towards future Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics courses. The class will meet once a week with 4 days' worth of assignments to be completed before next class. Students conduct laboratory investigations, use the scientific method, and make decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills. A variety of topics are studied including experimental design, simple machines, rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, DNA, metabolism, biology kingdoms, cells, and human body systems. The student will have the opportunity to become proficient using the microscope and to dissect a chicken wing, sheep eye, sheep brain, sheep kidney, sheep heart and rat to reinforce anatomy topics. A detailed science lab notebook will be maintained. Students in 6th grade will have modified or reduced assignments to maintain an acceptable 6th grade work load. If you have an advanced 6th grade student, the option to take the class at the more challenging 7th grade work level (completing online quizzes, taking spring and fall semester finals, etc.) is available and recommended.

Parent responsibility: To check the students weekly assignment sheet and monitor students work progress and preparation for class. (15-20 minutes)
Homework: Approximately 1 hour a day. Detailed weekly assignment sheets are provided to aid the student in organizing studies. On Your Own Questions and Study Guides from the book are supplemented with teacher handouts, graphic organizers, foldables, and projects. Timed tests are given covering material from the book and occasional online quizzes will assess additional material covered in class. More time may be needed for some activities depending on the student.
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: 6th/7th
Course fee: $330 / per student
Supply Fee: $40
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts:: Exploring Creation with General Science by Dr. Jay Wile (2nd edition)
Additional Supplies: Binder with 5 dividers, box of 24 colored pencils, glue stick and scissors

English - Grammar/Literature
Taught by Megan Schmitt BIO

Hello! Thank you for your interest in my classes. Just a little info... I am a cradle Catholic and our family attends St. Mary the Virgin Catholic Church in Arlington. I am the church Director of Religious Education and coordinator of all things youth and adult! I have homeschooled all of my children from the beginning. Our oldest, Maggie is 17 and graduates this year, Joseph is 14 and attends class at OLGC, Emma is 11 and attends classes here as well and Amelia is our dynamic 2 year old. We have 6 sweet souls watching over us in

Heaven and God willing we will meet again someday! I have taught a variety of classes for the Irving elementary co-op called the St. Paul Institute. I enjoy the kids so much and am very eager to help them learn the content of my material in any way possible. I try to present information in a variety of forms so that I can reach as many of the kids as possible. One of our children has significant delays and challenges/gifts. I am very aware and eager to accommodate for children's different abilities. Please keep our lines of communication open! I am available via email and Schoology. Let me know if you have any questions. Many blessings for a fruitful school year!

This class will cover the following: Spelling/Vocabulary (pertaining to the literature we read), Grammar (workbook at home assignments), memorize poetry, reading four types of literature - poetry, short story, play and novel. Your child should spend no more than one hour a day on my homework - possibly less. My goal is to help children be able to produce a well-formed and cohesive paragraph on their own. I will begin with basic sentence structure and understanding, with a progression to spontaneous paragraph composition by the end of the year. We will be concentrating on reading the pieces of literature for content and form. This will be fun - I PROMISE! It is not about what you cannot do but what you CAN! We are going to LEARN!

Mrs. Schmitt will be very accessible through email and Schoology. Please feel free to have frequent contact with any issues. My goal is information/content understanding and retention. If your child is in need of accommodations please be sure to address that before classes begin.

***I reserve the right to modify the lesson plans as necessary****

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Prerequisites: None
Course fee: $300 / per student
Supply Fee: $10 each semester
Required Texts: Easy Grammar, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Old Yeller, Midsummer Nights Dream
The rest of the material will be supplied by Mrs. Schmitt: The Bells by Edgar Allen Poe
The goal is to walk the students through these complex books so they will have a better comprehension by the end of our studies.
Additional Supplies: Single subject spiral bound notebook (SPELLING/VOCAB ONLY), 1 package of wide ruled paper, 1 folder with 2 pockets - no brads (Left pocket marked ASSIGNED and right pocket marked TURN IN), Pencils (2 - sharpened), Highlighter - your choice of color

Music 101
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This course will be focused on teaching music theory and history in a fun way. It will be an introduction into reading music as well as learning about five influential composers through history.

Students will follow the coursework of 'The Five Fathers of Music' which covers the lives and music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, and George Gershwin.

Lessons will have combined components of history lessons about the five composers as well as an introduction into Music Theory. This will include listening to pieces by each of the five composers as well as learning about their lives. Students will also be introduced to music theory which will include solfege, note values and rythms, and how to read music.

Games will be attached to most sections to help students learn and retain the information previously taught.

This will be a single semester course.

Parent responsibility: None
Homework: Specific homework will most likely not be assigned every week. Most of the work will be done during class. Occasionally there may be a take-home assignment that will include a reading assignment or a worksheet if it was not able to be fully covered during that week's class.
However, as the class is only once a week, students will be expected to go over any information that was previously introduced so they are ready for any assignments or games in the following class.
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: Grades 5-8 (Dependent on the child other grade levels are more than welcome)
Course fee: $270 / per student
Supply Fee: $15-$20 (Dependent on enrollment numbers)
Number of Students: Minimum - 4. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: Students will be supplied with a workbook at the beginning of the semester by the instructor. This will be used all semester and will contain a majority of the course's work. Any additional papers in the semester will be handed out during class or available for printout on the student website.
Additional Supplies: Notebook/Paper, Notecards (not needed right at the beginning of the semester)

Texas History
Taught by Megan Schmitt BIO

Hello! Thank you for your interest in my classes. Just a little info... I am a cradle Catholic and our family attends St. Mary the Virgin Catholic Church in Arlington. I am the church Director of Religious Education and coordinator of all things youth and adult! I have homeschooled all of my children from the beginning. Our oldest, Maggie is 17 and graduates this year, Joseph is 14 and attends class at OLGC, Emma is 11 and attends classes here as well and Amelia is our dynamic 2 year old. We have 6 sweet souls watching over us in

Heaven and God willing we will meet again someday! I have taught a variety of classes for the Irving elementary co-op called the St. Paul Institute. I enjoy the kids so much and am very eager to help them learn the content of my material in any way possible. I try to present information in a variety of forms so that I can reach as many of the kids as possible. One of our children has significant delays and challenges/gifts. I am very aware and eager to accommodate for children's different abilities. Please keep our lines of communication open! I am available via email and Schoology. Let me know if you have any questions. Many blessings for a fruitful school year!

We will be covering the following aspects of Texas history: Map/Geography, First People, First Explorers, Missions, Gone to Texas, Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas, Christmas in Texas, Confederate Texas, Cowboys, Critters, Oil Boom, Texas Rangers, State Symbols, Texas Treasures, Six Flags over Texas.

Mrs. Schmitt will be very accessible through email and Schoology. Please feel free to have frequent contact with any issues. It is my priority to ensure that your child understand and love the history of our great state. My goal is information/content understanding and retention. If your child is in need of accommodations please be sure to address that before classes begin.

***I reserve the right to modify the lesson plan if necessary***

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Homework: TBA
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: Grades 6
Course fee: $300 / per student
Supply Fee: $25
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: Texas State Lapbook (Teacher will supply), Johnny Texas (Teacher will supply), Catholic Texans Our Family Album by Steve Landregan(text)
Information will be supplied as each topic is introduced
Additional Supplies: Folder (no brads - two pockets), Pencils (2 - with erasers and sharpened), Scissors, Glue sticks (3), Package of Colored Pencils, Manila Envelope (9x12)

Private/Tutoring

Private Beginner Piano Lessons
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This introductory piano course provides a platform for exploring music. Students will learn good practice habits as well as gain agility and flexibility in their hands; read music and learn to employ proper rhythm and technique with the piano. Student pianists will showcase their work and semester development in a spring recital.

Homework: Practice skills learned during lesson
Course fee: $300 / per student per semester
Supply Fee: $15 for music

Math Tutoring
Taught by Amy De La Torre

Coming Soon!

Tutoring sessions will be customized to accommodate specific requests and needs of the parent and student

Parent responsibility: The parent's responsibility includes choosing the curriculum and purchasing all necessary texts. The parent or student will also be responsible for grading daily assignments. (Tutor will be available to grade tests to help assess the student's understanding.) The parent will attend a preliminary meeting with the tutor to discuss specific requests and needs as well as establish number and length of time to meet.
Course fee: TBD based on the number and length of sessions. For example, a 30-minute session every Tuesday would be $200/semester. Shorter and longer sessions available as well as meeting biweekly or monthly.

Private Voice Lessons
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This course focuses on developing the singer's best potential with a solid foundation of voice techniques. These techniques include proper breathing and posture, correct pure vowels and development of a good and healthy vocal line and technique. Student singers will showcase their work and semester development in a spring recital.

Homework: Practice skills learned during lesson
Course fee: $320 / per student per semester
Supply Fee: $15 for music

7th Grade

Drawing and Design
Taught by Mina Milburn BIO

Mina Milburn has been teaching drawing and art appreciation classes for students of all ages since 1998. With a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and a Masters in Pastoral Theology she understands the purpose and goodness of the visual arts and looks forward to sharing that joy with your students.

A course in the basics of drawing with an emphasis on the decorative arts.

We will study elements of design and develop foundational drawing skills in this course as we focus on replicating and creating designs and forms. Students will study the use of design, especially in the applied and decorative arts during their home assignments. For the absolute beginner this will be a comfortable place to begin drawing skills. For the student who is already comfortable drawing, this will teach him new skills as well as the great variety of ways in which they can be put to use.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Prerequisites: None
Course fee: $250 / per student
Supply Fee: $15 + student grade colored pencils ($10 max purchased separately)**price is based on getting best prices available via internet & bulk discount; colored pencils are required, any quality will do but better quality is encouraged for the satisfaction of your student parent can consult with instructor to determine if student already owns necessary items.
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 12.

English 7
Taught by Denise Taylor BIO

I attended Catholic school in a suburb of Chicago from kindergarten through 12th Grade. I then went on to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where I received a B.A. in English Literature, Minor in History and an Area Certificate in Environmental Science.

Upon graduating from Indiana, I worked for the Hertz Corporation as an Account Service Representative servicing Hertz's corporate clients in Chicago. After much consideration, I knew wanted to receive my Master's Degree in Education to teach English. I then attended Roosevelt University in Chicago and received my M.A. in Education in 1997. I did all of my required observations and Student Teaching in Chicago Public Schools, and I hold a secondary certification (6-12th grade) in Illinois to teach English and History.

All of my actual teaching experience is in North Texas where I have also received my Secondary English Certification. My husband and I moved to Fort Worth in 1997 for him to complete his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital. I worked for two years for Crowley ISD teaching 9th grade English. We then moved to Keller and I transferred to Colleyville Heritage High School where I taught 11th and 12th Grade English.

At this point I got pregnant with my twins and knew it was time to "retire" from teaching for a while. My third son was born in 2003. All three of my kids have attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Keller since PreK 3. The twins will be graduating 8th Grade this year and will attend Nolan Catholic High School in the fall. My husband (who also attended 12 years of Catholic school) and I firmly believe in a Catholic education and have felt pleased with our choice of a Catholic faith based school. In all, I haven't "formally" taught in a while, but every day with three active kids many new teaching experiences occur!!

This course will be adapted from Seventh Grade Lightning Literature and Composition to fit into a weekly schedule. The class will meet once a week, with four days' worth of assignments to be completed before the next class. Students will read a variety of texts including novels, short stories and poetry. The Student Guide provides comprehension questions, literature/composition lessons, vocabulary, author biographies, and writing assignments. The Student Workbook will also reinforce the literary and composition lessons. Our weekly classes will be reserved for in-depth discussion, writing instruction and oral presentations. Some of the works to be covered are: Kipling's "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi;" Mark Twain's hilarious The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures into Wonderland; The Story of My Life by Helen Keller; and James Herriot's quirky and touching adventures as a vet in All Creatures Great and Small. We will also read poetry by Edward Lear, William Blake, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Shakespeare, and others to introduce students to rhyme and other sound techniques.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: 7th Grade
Course fee: $300/student
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: Seventh Grade Lightning Literature and Composition pack (pack include both Student/Teacher Guides, workbook and required books for this course).
Additional Supplies: Spiral Notebook, Folder, Notebook Paper

General Science
Taught by Amberly Buchanan BIO

Mrs. Buchanan has a wide spectrum of professional, academic and teaching experience that she brings to the classroom. She has a BS in Microbiology and Minor in Chemistry from UT Arlington and holds a Masters in Public Health from the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health. After working in the field of veterinary medicine, Mrs. Buchanan finally answered the call to teach and completed Master level classes at the UTA School of Education and holds a Texas Teachers Certification for 8-12 Science and 4-8 Science. Mrs. Buchanan has enjoyed teaching Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC), and Earth Science in the DeSoto, Madisonville, and Arlington Independent School Districts. She was nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2005, has served on curriculum planning committees for Chemistry, and completed Pre-AP and Talented and Gifted training courses. Mrs. Buchanan's teaching goal is to make science come alive through clear explanations, thorough curriculum, hands on lab experiences and real world applications. She is extremely excited in having the opportunity and freedom to teach science in a Catholic environment and enjoys supporting the special vocation of Homeschool Families.

Mrs. Buchanan lives in Arlington, TX with her husband and 4 children ranging in age from 9 to 3 years old. When not playing with her kids you may find her adding plants to her butterfly garden, birding, swimming or playing the harp.

This course combines 6th and 7th grade students and provides a general overview of science to build a strong foundation towards future Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics courses. The class will meet once a week with 4 days' worth of assignments to be completed before next class. Students conduct laboratory investigations, use the scientific method, and make decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills. A variety of topics are studied including experimental design, simple machines, rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, DNA, metabolism, biology kingdoms, cells, and human body systems. The student will have the opportunity to become proficient using the microscope and to dissect a chicken wing, sheep eye, sheep brain, sheep kidney, sheep heart and rat to reinforce anatomy topics. A detailed science lab notebook will be maintained. Students in 7th grade and who have chosen the advanced 6th grade general science option will be required to maintain a 7th grade work level which includes the completion of supplemental online quizzes and spring and fall semester finals.

Parent responsibility: To check the students weekly assignment sheet and monitor students work progress and preparation for class. (15-20 minutes)
Homework: Approximately 1 hour a day. Detailed weekly assignment sheets are provided to aid the student in organizing studies. On Your Own Questions and Study Guides from the book are supplemented with teacher handouts, graphic organizers, foldables, and projects. Timed tests are given covering material from the book and occasional online quizzes will assess additional material covered in class. More time may be needed for some activities depending on the student.
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: 6th/7th
Course fee: $330 / per student
Supply Fee: $40
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts:: Exploring Creation with General Science by Dr. Jay Wile (2nd edition)
Additional Supplies: Binder with 5 dividers, box of 24 colored pencils, glue stick and scissors

Greek and Roman History and Literature (6th/7th grade)
Taught by Lynda Lidyard BIO

A native of Southern California, Mrs. Lidyard attended a private Catholic school from K-9th grade and finished off her high school education in a public school. She attended Orange Coast Community college for two years and earned her associates degree with a teaching emphasis before transferring to San Diego State University. After spending two years at SDSU as an education major, Mrs. Lidyard decided upon a degree change and transferred to California State University Long Beach. During her time at CSULB she earned a BS in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in juvenile delinquency and the family with two Minor's in Literature and Sociology.

While in college Lynda continued to lifeguard, teach and coach swimming; she also taught English, Health, and history at a continuation high school and within the juvenile justice system. Additionally, she tutored students privately at this time. Upon graduating with her BS degree, Mrs. Lidyard worked for the city of Garden Grove managing recreational aquatics facilities and youth programs. At this time, she was pursuing graduate level courses towards her MSW and Law school, though God had bigger plans for her life as she married and put college aside to start a family. She continued to work for the city in a part time capacity but became a full-time stay at home mom when her eldest was four.

Lynda began homeschooling her daughter formally when she was seven and has been homeschooling her children since that time. In addition to homeschooling, Mrs. Lidyard is an educational consultant for Mother of Divine Grace. She has also continued to tutored high school level students privately.

This course will utilize the MODG 7th grade syllabi adapted to work within OLGC weekly time frame. The class will meet once a week, with four days' worth of assignments to be completed before the next class. We will cover Greece first semester and Rome second semester. We will use Old World and America as a basic text to cover Greek and Roman History, the course will be supplemented with a variety of Literature books on Greece & Rome. We will also be covering the geography of Ancient Greece and Rome through map work. A variety of assignments will be assigned throughout the year (two papers, two oral presentations/ projects, two art projects). We will work on paragraph development throughout the year within the context of the history book chapter questions, as well as developing judgement and argument recognition. The students will get an introduction to the kinds of government and forms. We will start to examine the "why did this happen" questioning within the study of history not simply a list of facts, facts are good but I would like the students to leave with understanding the reason behind the facts.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Homework: Approximately 45 minutes to an hour a day. A variety of exercises, map work, literature and textbook reading, tests, history questions to answer, and several essays. More time may be needed during projects or essays depending on the student.
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: 7th
Course fee: $300 / per student
Supply Fee: $10
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: TBA
Additional Supplies: Notebook for notes

Music 101
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This course will focused on teaching music theory and history in a fun way. It will be an introduction into reading music as well as learning about five influential composers through history.

Students will follow the coursework of 'The Five Fathers of Music' which covers the lives and music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, and George Gershwin.

Lessons will have combined components of history lessons about the five composers as well as an introduction into Music Theory. This will include listening to pieces by each of the five composers as well as learning about their lives. Students will also be introduced to music theory which will include solfege, note values and rythms, and how to read music.

Games will be attached to most sections to help students learn and retain the information previously taught.

This will be a single semester course.

Parent responsibility: None
Homework: Specific homework will most likely not be assigned every week. Most of the work will be done during class. Occasionally there may be a take-home assignment that will include a reading assignment or a worksheet if it was not able to be fully covered during that week's class.
However, as the class is only once a week, students will be expected to go over any information that was previously introduced so they are ready for any assignments or games in the following class.
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: Grades 5-8 (Dependent on the child other grade levels are more than welcome)
Course fee: $270 / per student
Supply Fee: $15-$20 (Dependent on enrollment numbers)
Number of Students: Minimum - 4. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: Students will be supplied with a workbook at the beginning of the semester by the instructor. This will be used all semester and will contain a majority of the course's work. Any additional papers in the semester will be handed out during class or available for printout on the student website.
Additional Supplies: Notebook/Paper, Notecards (not needed right at the beginning of the semester)

Private/Tutoring

Private Beginner Piano Lessons
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This introductory piano course provides a platform for exploring music. Students will learn good practice habits as well as gain agility and flexibility in their hands; read music and learn to employ proper rhythm and technique with the piano. Student pianists will showcase their work and semester development in a spring recital.

Homework: Practice skills learned during lesson
Course fee: $300 / per student per semester
Supply Fee: $15 for music

Math Tutoring
Taught by Amy De La Torre

Coming Soon!

Tutoring sessions will be customized to accommodate specific requests and needs of the parent and student

Parent responsibility: The parent's responsibility includes choosing the curriculum and purchasing all necessary texts. The parent or student will also be responsible for grading daily assignments. (Tutor will be available to grade tests to help assess the student's understanding.) The parent will attend a preliminary meeting with the tutor to discuss specific requests and needs as well as establish number and length of time to meet.
Course fee: TBD based on the number and length of sessions. For example, a 30-minute session every Tuesday would be $200/semester. Shorter and longer sessions available as well as meeting biweekly or monthly.

Private Voice Lessons
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This course focuses on developing the singer's best potential with a solid foundation of voice techniques. These techniques include proper breathing and posture, correct pure vowels and development of a good and healthy vocal line and technique. Student singers will showcase their work and semester development in a spring recital.

Homework: Practice skills learned during lesson
Course fee: $320 / per student per semester
Supply Fee: $15 for music

8th Grade

Drawing and Design
Taught by Mina Milburn BIO

Mina Milburn has been teaching drawing and art appreciation classes for students of all ages since 1998. With a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and a Masters in Pastoral Theology she understands the purpose and goodness of the visual arts and looks forward to sharing that joy with your students.

A course in the basics of drawing with an emphasis on the decorative arts.

We will study elements of design and develop foundational drawing skills in this course as we focus on replicating and creating designs and forms. Students will study the use of design, especially in the applied and decorative arts during their home assignments. For the absolute beginner this will be a comfortable place to begin drawing skills. For the student who is already comfortable drawing, this will teach him new skills as well as the great variety of ways in which they can be put to use.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Prerequisites: None
Course fee: $250 / per student
Supply Fee: $15 + student grade colored pencils ($10 max purchased separately)**price is based on getting best prices available via internet & bulk discount; colored pencils are required, any quality will do but better quality is encouraged for the satisfaction of your student parent can consult with instructor to determine if student already owns necessary items.
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 12.

English 8
Taught by Denise Taylor BIO

I attended Catholic school in a suburb of Chicago from kindergarten through 12th Grade. I then went on to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where I received a B.A. in English Literature, Minor in History and an Area Certificate in Environmental Science.

Upon graduating from Indiana, I worked for the Hertz Corporation as an Account Service Representative servicing Hertz's corporate clients in Chicago. After much consideration, I knew wanted to receive my Master's Degree in Education to teach English. I then attended Roosevelt University in Chicago and received my M.A. in Education in 1997. I did all of my required observations and Student Teaching in Chicago Public Schools, and I hold a secondary certification (6-12th grade) in Illinois to teach English and History.

All of my actual teaching experience is in North Texas where I have also received my Secondary English Certification. My husband and I moved to Fort Worth in 1997 for him to complete his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital. I worked for two years for Crowley ISD teaching 9th grade English. We then moved to Keller and I transferred to Colleyville Heritage High School where I taught 11th and 12th Grade English.

At this point I got pregnant with my twins and knew it was time to "retire" from teaching for a while. My third son was born in 2003. All three of my kids have attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Keller since PreK 3. The twins will be graduating 8th Grade this year and will attend Nolan Catholic High School in the fall. My husband (who also attended 12 years of Catholic school) and I firmly believe in a Catholic education and have felt pleased with our choice of a Catholic faith based school. In all, I haven't "formally" taught in a while, but every day with three active kids many new teaching experiences occur!!

This course will be adapted from Eighth Grade Lightning Literature and Composition to fit into a weekly schedule. This class will meet once a week, with four days' worth of assignments to be completed before the next class. Students will read a variety of texts including novels, short stories and poetry. The Student Guide provides comprehension questions, literature/composition lessons, vocabulary, author biographies, and writing assignments. The Student Workbook will also reinforce the literary and composition lessons. Our weekly classes will be reserved for in-depth discussion, writing instruction and oral presentations. Some of the works to be covered are: "A Crazy Tale" by G. K. Chesterton; Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson; Isaac Bashevis Singer's A Day of Pleasure, "Wakefield" by Nathaniel Hawthorne; holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; The Hobbit by J. R.R. Tolkien; My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell; and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Students also read such poets as Walt Whitman, Christina Rossetti, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Keats, and Alfred Lord Tennyson to learn about imagery, figurative language, and meter in poetry. In addition we will spend several weeks learning to write a proper MLA Format research paper.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: 8th Grade
Course fee: $300/student
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: Eighth Grade Lightning Literature and Composition pack (pack include both Student/Teacher Guides, workbook and required books for this course).
Additional Supplies: Spiral Notebook, Folder, Notebook Paper

Latin I
Taught by Joseph Sherer

Coming Soon!

We use Units 1 through 7 of First Year Latin by Fr. Henle's which gives the student a solid foundation in Latin. The text introduces vocabulary in each lesson and refers the student to the accompanying Grammar for the corresponding declensions, conjugations, and grammatical rules. The text also has a variety of exercises that will test the student on the new material that is covered in the lesson as well as passages to translate. This is a 1 year, 1 credit course.

Parent responsibility:Perform oral assignments as given with student; make sure weekly assignments are completed.
Homework: 1 hour/day (except class days)
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: 8th & High School Grades
Course fee: $300/student
Supply Fee: $25
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts:First Year Latin, Fr. Robert Henle; First Year Latin Answer Key, Fr. Robert Henle; Latin Grammar, Fr. Robert Henle
Additional Supplies: n/a

Medieval History and Literature (8th grade)
Taught by Lynda Lidyard BIO

A native of Southern California, Mrs. Lidyard attended a private Catholic school from K-9th grade and finished off her high school education in a public school. She attended Orange Coast Community college for two years and earned her associates degree with a teaching emphasis before transferring to San Diego State University. After spending two years at SDSU as an education major, Mrs. Lidyard decided upon a degree change and transferred to California State University Long Beach. During her time at CSULB she earned a BS in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in juvenile delinquency and the family with two Minor's in Literature and Sociology.

While in college Lynda continued to lifeguard, teach and coach swimming; she also taught English, Health, and history at a continuation high school and within the juvenile justice system. Additionally, she tutored students privately at this time. Upon graduating with her BS degree, Mrs. Lidyard worked for the city of Garden Grove managing recreational aquatics facilities and youth programs. At this time, she was pursuing graduate level courses towards her MSW and Law school, though God had bigger plans for her life as she married and put college aside to start a family. She continued to work for the city in a part time capacity but became a full-time stay at home mom when her eldest was four.

Lynda began homeschooling her daughter formally when she was seven and has been homeschooling her children since that time. In addition to homeschooling, Mrs. Lidyard is an educational consultant for Mother of Divine Grace. She has also continued to tutored high school level students privately.

This course will utilize the MODG 8th grade syllabi adapted to work within OLGC weekly time frame. The class will meet once a week, with four days' worth of assignments to be completed before the next class. We will use a history textbook to cover medieval history. We will also cover church history during this time period using, The Story of the Church. The study of history will come alive with several literature books added to the textbook selections to help to give a feel of what life was really like during that time period. We will discuss the historical aspects of these books, as well as starting to dig deeper into the literature analysis of them. We will cover the geography of medieval Europe, as well as a study of modern geography and terms. The student will move from paragraph development into essay writing and formatting.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Homework: Approximately 45 minutes to an hour a day. A variety of exercises, map work, literature and textbook reading, tests, history questions to answer, and several essays. More time may be needed during projects or essays depending on the student.
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: 8th
Course fee: $300/student
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: TBA
Additional Supplies: Notebook for notes

Music 101
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This course will focused on teaching music theory and history in a fun way. It will be an introduction into reading music as well as learning about five influential composers through history.

Students will follow the coursework of 'The Five Fathers of Music' which covers the lives and music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, and George Gershwin.

Lessons will have combined components of history lessons about the five composers as well as an introduction into Music Theory. This will include listening to pieces by each of the five composers as well as learning about their lives. Students will also be introduced to music theory which will include solfege, note values and rythms, and how to read music.

Games will be attached to most sections to help students learn and retain the information previously taught.

This will be a single semester course.

Parent responsibility: None
Homework: Specific homework will most likely not be assigned every week. Most of the work will be done during class. Occasionally there may be a take-home assignment that will include a reading assignment or a worksheet if it was not able to be fully covered during that week's class.
However, as the class is only once a week, students will be expected to go over any information that was previously introduced so they are ready for any assignments or games in the following class.
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: Grades 5-8 (Dependent on the child other grade levels are more than welcome)
Course fee: $270 / per student
Supply Fee: $15-$20 (Dependent on enrollment numbers)
Number of Students: Minimum - 4. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: Students will be supplied with a workbook at the beginning of the semester by the instructor. This will be used all semester and will contain a majority of the course's work. Any additional papers in the semester will be handed out during class or available for printout on the student website.
Additional Supplies: Notebook/Paper, Notecards (not needed right at the beginning of the semester)

Physical Science
Taught by Amberly Buchanan BIO

Mrs. Buchanan has a wide spectrum of professional, academic and teaching experience that she brings to the classroom. She has a BS in Microbiology and Minor in Chemistry from UT Arlington and holds a Masters in Public Health from the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health. After working in the field of veterinary medicine, Mrs. Buchanan finally answered the call to teach and completed Master level classes at the UTA School of Education and holds a Texas Teachers Certification for 8-12 Science and 4-8 Science. Mrs. Buchanan has enjoyed teaching Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC), and Earth Science in the DeSoto, Madisonville, and Arlington Independent School Districts. She was nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2005, has served on curriculum planning committees for Chemistry, and completed Pre-AP and Talented and Gifted training courses. Mrs. Buchanan's teaching goal is to make science come alive through clear explanations, thorough curriculum, hands on lab experiences and real world applications. She is extremely excited in having the opportunity and freedom to teach science in a Catholic environment and enjoys supporting the special vocation of Homeschool Families.

Mrs. Buchanan lives in Arlington, TX with her husband and 4 children ranging in age from 9 to 3 years old. When not playing with her kids you may find her adding plants to her butterfly garden, birding, swimming or playing the harp.

I love teaching Science and providing students with exciting learning opportunities to build a strong foundation for future success in Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses. The class will meet once a week with 4 days' worth of assignments to be completed before next class. Students conduct laboratory investigations, use the scientific method, and make and build on science and math problem solving skills. A variety of topics are studied including: experimental design, the metric system and unit conversions, an introduction to chemistry and the atom, chemical bonding, formulas, the periodic table, nuclear chemistry, balancing equations, properties of air and the Earth's atmosphere, properties of water and the hydrosphere, plate tectonics and the Earth's layers, weather, Newton's Laws and the physics of motion, forces, magnets, waves, light, electricity, and an introduction to the study of the stars and universe. The student will have the opportunity to complete several projects including creating a model of the Earth's layers, maintaining a weather log, and creation of an Element Poster of an "adopted" element detailing its physical and chemical properties. Labs will have a focus on real world application and expose students to a variety of lab equipment. A detailed science lab notebook will be maintained.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly assignment sheet and monitor students work progress and preparation for class. (15-20 minutes)
Homework: Approximately 1 hour a day. However, more time may be needed for some activities depending on the student. Detailed weekly assignment sheets are provided to aid the student in organizing studies. On Your Own Questions and Study Guides from the book are supplemented with teacher handouts, graphic organizers, foldables, and projects. Timed tests are given covering material from the book and occasional online quizzes will assess additional material covered in class. Comprehensive final exams will be given at the end of the Fall and Spring semester.
Prerequisites: General Science or equivalent with completion or concurrent enrollment in pre-algebra
Recommended Grade Level: 8th/9th
Course fee: $330/student
Supply Fee: $40
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: Exploring Creation with Physical Science by Dr. Jay Wile (2nd edition)
Additional Supplies: box of 24 colored pencils, glue stick and scissors, basic scientific calculator - recommend TI models (TI-30X IIS), project supplies as needed
Summer Assignment: To help prepare for class, please memorize the symbol and name of the 1st 20 elements of the periodic table

Spanish 1A
Taught by Connie Campos BIO

Born and raised in Texas, Mrs. Connie Camposí first language was Spanish. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in English, a year later she became a certified Texas Public School Bilingual Teacher. She taught for 5 years in a bilingual classroom within the school system. She has also worked within the law field as a legal secretary and legal assistant working with immigrants. She has homeschooled for 14 years. She volunteers at her parish, St. Mary in Stephenville, publishing the weekly bulletin, she is a Catechism teacher, she and her husband prepare couples for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, and she is involved with the Altar Server Ministry.

The Avancemos curriculum will be used to teach students basic vocabulary and grammar. The geography and culture of various Spanish speaking countries will also be taught.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class. Review with the student their vocabulary flashcards.
Homework: Index cards and any grammar/verb charts completed as assigned completed and turned in on time.
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: 8th and High School
Course fee: $270 / per student
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 10.
Required Texts: Avancemos 1A - Holt McDougal; workbooks
Additional Supplies: Spanish Dictionary (paperback is fine); Index cards; notebook; pencils

Private/Tutoring

Private Beginner Piano Lessons
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This introductory piano course provides a platform for exploring music. Students will learn good practice habits as well as gain agility and flexibility in their hands; read music and learn to employ proper rhythm and technique with the piano. Student pianists will showcase their work and semester development in a spring recital.

Homework: Practice skills learned during lesson
Course fee: $300 / per student per semester
Supply Fee: $15 for music

Math Tutoring
Taught by Amy De La Torre

Coming Soon!

Tutoring sessions will be customized to accommodate specific requests and needs of the parent and student

Parent responsibility: The parent's responsibility includes choosing the curriculum and purchasing all necessary texts. The parent or student will also be responsible for grading daily assignments. (Tutor will be available to grade tests to help assess the student's understanding.) The parent will attend a preliminary meeting with the tutor to discuss specific requests and needs as well as establish number and length of time to meet.
Course fee: TBD based on the number and length of sessions. For example, a 30-minute session every Tuesday would be $200/semester. Shorter and longer sessions available as well as meeting biweekly or monthly.

Private Voice Lessons
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This course focuses on developing the singer's best potential with a solid foundation of voice techniques. These techniques include proper breathing and posture, correct pure vowels and development of a good and healthy vocal line and technique. Student singers will showcase their work and semester development in a spring recital.

Homework: Practice skills learned during lesson
Course fee: $320 / per student per semester
Supply Fee: $15 for music

High School

American History, geography and Literature
Taught by Lynda Lidyard BIO

A native of Southern California, Mrs. Lidyard attended a private Catholic school from K-9th grade and finished off her high school education in a public school. She attended Orange Coast Community college for two years and earned her associates degree with a teaching emphasis before transferring to San Diego State University. After spending two years at SDSU as an education major, Mrs. Lidyard decided upon a degree change and transferred to California State University Long Beach. During her time at CSULB she earned a BS in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in juvenile delinquency and the family with two Minor's in Literature and Sociology.

While in college Lynda continued to lifeguard, teach and coach swimming; she also taught English, Health, and history at a continuation high school and within the juvenile justice system. Additionally, she tutored students privately at this time. Upon graduating with her BS degree, Mrs. Lidyard worked for the city of Garden Grove managing recreational aquatics facilities and youth programs. At this time, she was pursuing graduate level courses towards her MSW and Law school, though God had bigger plans for her life as she married and put college aside to start a family. She continued to work for the city in a part time capacity but became a full-time stay at home mom when her eldest was four.

Lynda began homeschooling her daughter formally when she was seven and has been homeschooling her children since that time. In addition to homeschooling, Mrs. Lidyard is an educational consultant for Mother of Divine Grace. She has also continued to tutored high school level students privately.

I will be adapting the MODG American history and syllabus to work within OLGC weekly period. The class will meet once a week, with four days' worth of assignments to be completed before the next class. The class will cover exploration to modern American History but will also look at world events that significantly impacted American History. The primary text for this course will be Christ and the Americas by Anne Carroll. In addition to the text, the student will read works of literature, primary historical sources, and historical fiction that correlate with the time period being studied. I will also assign some optional movies to watch at home that will help bring history to life. The student will write a paper for each historical period studied in a variety of styles, as well as being given the opportunity to practice speech through oral presentations and debates in class. The student will start learn to examine the bigger picture and history from multiple viewpoints, and to engage in understanding multiple facets of an issue.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Homework: Approximately 45 minutes to an hour a day. A variety of exercises, map work, literature and textbook reading, tests, history questions to answer, and several essays. More time may be needed during projects or essays depending on the student.
Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 2 credits (1 for history and 1 for literature)
Recommended Grade Level: High school
Course fee: $350/student
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: TBA
Additional Supplies: Notebook for notes

American Literature and Composition
Taught by Denise Taylor BIO

I attended Catholic school in a suburb of Chicago from kindergarten through 12th Grade. I then went on to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where I received a B.A. in English Literature, Minor in History and an Area Certificate in Environmental Science.

Upon graduating from Indiana, I worked for the Hertz Corporation as an Account Service Representative servicing Hertz's corporate clients in Chicago. After much consideration, I knew wanted to receive my Master's Degree in Education to teach English. I then attended Roosevelt University in Chicago and received my M.A. in Education in 1997. I did all of my required observations and Student Teaching in Chicago Public Schools, and I hold a secondary certification (6-12th grade) in Illinois to teach English and History.

All of my actual teaching experience is in North Texas where I have also received my Secondary English Certification. My husband and I moved to Fort Worth in 1997 for him to complete his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital. I worked for two years for Crowley ISD teaching 9th grade English. We then moved to Keller and I transferred to Colleyville Heritage High School where I taught 11th and 12th Grade English.

At this point I got pregnant with my twins and knew it was time to "retire" from teaching for a while. My third son was born in 2003. All three of my kids have attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Keller since PreK 3. The twins will be graduating 8th Grade this year and will attend Nolan Catholic High School in the fall. My husband (who also attended 12 years of Catholic school) and I firmly believe in a Catholic education and have felt pleased with our choice of a Catholic faith based school. In all, I haven't "formally" taught in a while, but every day with three active kids many new teaching experiences occur!!

This course will be adapted from Lightning Literature and Composition's American Literature courses. They are broken into two semesters with Early - Mid 19th Century as semester one, and Mid - Late 19th Century as semester two. I will adapt the course to fit into a weekly schedule. The class will meet once a week, with four days worth of assignments to be completed before the next class. Class periods will be focused on in-depth discussions of assigned reading material, writing instruction, and class presentation. During the first semester student's will learn how to write an autobiography with that great statesman, Benjamin Franklin, then improve their brainstorming skills after reading Washington Irving. Several poems from William Cullen Bryant teach about rhyme. Frederick Douglass's powerful narrative of his life illustrates persuasive writing. Edgar Allan Poe has much to teach student's about tone and mood, and Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter provides many examples of conflict. Finally, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow instructs us on meter in poetry. The students will also learn to write an argument paper supporting their position with research using the MLA Format. Second semester students will learn how authors develop a theme in that great anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin; explore Walt Whitman's innovative poetry to see how he uses sound and imagery; read the early Western with Bret Harte to learn about the use of local color; read Mark Twain's humorous and poignant Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. We will also read poetry including works by Emily Dickinson and travel to the frozen north with The Call of the Wild to learn about point of view. If time allows second semester, we will also delve into early 20th Century Literature.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Prerequisites: Students must demonstrate an appropriate command of basic essay writing and be able to read a variety of texts including fiction and non-fiction.
Credit Hours: 1 credit
Recommended Grade Level: High school
Course fee: $350/student
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: 1. American Literature: Early to Mid 19th Century Pack (pack include both Student/Teacher Guides and required books for this course), 2. American Literature: Mid to late 19th Century Pack (pack include both Student/Teacher Guides and required books for this course).
Additional Supplies: Spiral Notebook, Folder, Notebook Paper

Biblical Studies
Taught by Marlon De La Torre BIO

Very Brief Biography-Curriculum Vitae

Marlon currently serve as the Department Director for Evangelization and Catechesis for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.

His professional catechetical background spans over twenty years in the following areas:
- Professor of Catechetics for the Deaconate program for the Diocese of Fort Worth. (Current)
- Adjunct professor of Catechetics for The Catholic Distance University (Current).
- Holy See Canonical Administrator for the Pastoral Provision in the United States.
- Instructor for the Augustine Institute's Symbolon RCIA and Adult Ed programs.
- Superintendent of Catholic Schools (Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.)
- Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic High School Principal (Diocese of Memphis)
- Diocesan Director of Religious Education (Diocese of Memphis)
- Parish Director of Religious Education (Diocese of Youngstown).

Published works include his first book entitled: Screwtape Teaches the Faith which parallelsC.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters with the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Tan/Saint Benedict Press 2011) and Man Up: Becoming the New Catholic Renaissance Man (Bezalel Books 2014); Symbolon Series (Augustine Institute, 2013).

He is a columnist for Catholicmom.com, Catholiclane.com, the North Texas Catholic and is regularly featured on Newadvent.org. He blogs professionally at: knowingisdoing.org

Television and radio credits include: EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa discussing his book Screwtape Teaches the Faith and frequent EWTN Radio guest appearances on the SonRiseMorning Show, Al Kresta Live, Morning Air, and Catholic Connection

Education: Marlon attended Franciscan University of Steubenville earning a BA in Theology and Mental Health and Human services and a MA in Theology with a Concentration in Catechetics. He also earned an MEd. in Educational Administration and Curriculum from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, KS.

His most important ministry is his family! Marlon is joyfully married to his wife of overtwenty years Amy and they are blessed with four wonderful children Miguel (17), Gabriella (15), Maria (11) and Gianna 2 and a half.

This course will cover Salvation History, which involves studying key chapters from Sacred Scripture. This process will help students gain a better understanding of how God reveals Himself to us culminating in His Son Jesus Christ. The study of the Word of God, Divine Revelation, will encompass the Deposit of Faith including Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and Magisterial teachings of the Catholic Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church).

Parent responsibility: Parents are responsible for reviewing their child's work; make sure they are up to speed with the reading requirements and weekly assignments.
Homework: There will be weekly written assignments, quarterly quizzes, and apologetics memorization assignments.
Prerequisites: Have a basic understanding of Scripture and some of the main stories and their application.
Credit Hours: 1 credit
Recommended Grade Level: High School
Course fee: $200 / per student
Supply Fee: None
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 20.
Required Texts: Understanding the Scriptures: A complete Course on Bible Study and Understanding the Scriptures Workbook (Didache Series full course); RSV-Catholic Bible 2nd Ed. Ignatius Press.
Additional Supplies: None

Biology
Taught by Amberly Buchanan BIO

Mrs. Buchanan has a wide spectrum of professional, academic and teaching experience that she brings to the classroom. She has a BS in Microbiology and Minor in Chemistry from UT Arlington and holds a Masters in Public Health from the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health. After working in the field of veterinary medicine, Mrs. Buchanan finally answered the call to teach and completed Master level classes at the UTA School of Education and holds a Texas Teachers Certification for 8-12 Science and 4-8 Science. Mrs. Buchanan has enjoyed teaching Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC), and Earth Science in the DeSoto, Madisonville, and Arlington Independent School Districts. She was nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2005, has served on curriculum planning committees for Chemistry, and completed Pre-AP and Talented and Gifted training courses. Mrs. Buchanan's teaching goal is to make science come alive through clear explanations, thorough curriculum, hands on lab experiences and real world applications. She is extremely excited in having the opportunity and freedom to teach science in a Catholic environment and enjoys supporting the special vocation of Homeschool Families.

Mrs. Buchanan lives in Arlington, TX with her husband and 4 children ranging in age from 9 to 3 years old. When not playing with her kids you may find her adding plants to her butterfly garden, birding, swimming or playing the harp.

My goal is to provide students with exciting opportunities to experience the amazing world of God's creation while preparing them for Chemistry and Advanced level Biology courses. We will be using Biology by Holt Mc Dougal as out text. The class will meet once a week with 4 days' worth of assignments to be completed before next class. We will study a variety of topics that include structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; nucleic acids and genetics; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; ecosystems; and plants and the environment. The student will be required to keep a detailed Science Lab Notebook, complete several dissections (flower, earthworm, crayfish, perch and frog), create a 3-D DNA and Virus model, complete and display an Insect and/or Wildflower Collection, and use the microscope to study bacteria, plants, and cells. In addition, students will read and discuss Humani Generis and learn about the teaching of the Church on the origin of life. *Please note this is a complete Biology text and does contain sensitive information on the reproductive system which will not be covered in class. It is the duty of the parents to cover this material with the student if desired.*

Parent responsibility: To check the students weekly assignment sheet and monitor students work progress and preparation for class. (15-20 minutes)
Homework: Approximately 1 hour a day. However, more time may be needed for some activities depending on the student. Detailed weekly assignment sheets are provided to aid the student in organizing studies. On-line Study Aids from the book are supplemented with teacher handouts, graphic organizers, foldables, and projects. Timed tests, online quizzes, a lab practical and a comprehensive final exam will be used to assess student learning.
Prerequisites: Physical Science or equivalent with completion or concurrent enrollment in Algebra
Credit Hours: 1 credit and 1/2 lab credit
Recommended Grade Level: 9th/10th
Course fee: $385 / per student
Supply Fee: $40
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: Biology by Holt Mc Dougal Homeschool Package
Additional Supplies: box of 24 colored pencils, glue sticks, scissors, basic scientific calculator - recommend TI models (TI-30X IIS), project supplies as needed
Summer Assignment: Research and complete a lab report on a biology science lab of your choice. Class lab report format is located online in Schoology Biology Summer Class Assignment Folder.

Chemistry
Taught by Amberly Buchanan BIO

Mrs. Buchanan has a wide spectrum of professional, academic and teaching experience that she brings to the classroom. She has a BS in Microbiology and Minor in Chemistry from UT Arlington and holds a Masters in Public Health from the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health. After working in the field of veterinary medicine, Mrs. Buchanan finally answered the call to teach and completed Master level classes at the UTA School of Education and holds a Texas Teachers Certification for 8-12 Science and 4-8 Science. Mrs. Buchanan has enjoyed teaching Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC), and Earth Science in the DeSoto, Madisonville, and Arlington Independent School Districts. She was nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2005, has served on curriculum planning committees for Chemistry, and completed Pre-AP and Talented and Gifted training courses. Mrs. Buchanan's teaching goal is to make science come alive through clear explanations, thorough curriculum, hands on lab experiences and real world applications. She is extremely excited in having the opportunity and freedom to teach science in a Catholic environment and enjoys supporting the special vocation of Homeschool Families.

Mrs. Buchanan lives in Arlington, TX with her husband and 4 children ranging in age from 9 to 3 years old. When not playing with her kids you may find her adding plants to her butterfly garden, birding, swimming or playing the harp.

Want to make rock candy, ice cream, separate iron from cereal, create different concentrations of Kool-Aid drinks, and eat your favorite potato chips while calculating percent error? Get ready to have some fun while learning the complex subject of Chemistry. We will be using Chemistry by Holt Mc Dougal as out text. The class will meet once a week with 4 days' worth of assignments to be completed before next class. We will study a variety of topics that include: characteristics of matter; energy transformations during physical and chemical changes; atomic structure; periodic table of elements; behavior of gases; bonding; nuclear fission and fusion; oxidation-reduction reactions; chemical equations; the Mole and Stoichiometry; solutes; properties of solutions; acids and bases; and chemical reactions. An emphasis will be placed on teaching the difficult concepts of chemistry by using everyday items and activities to show how chemistry affects our daily lives. Chemistry is too explosive to be boring. Come have fun and see how chemistry affects you.

Parent responsibility: To check the students weekly assignment sheet and monitor students work progress and preparation for class. (15-20 minutes)
Homework: : Approximately 1 hour a day. However, more time may be needed for some activities depending on the student. Detailed weekly assignment sheets are provided to aid the student in organizing studies. On-line Study Aids from the book are supplemented with teacher handouts, graphic organizers, foldables, and projects. Timed tests, occasional online quizzes, and comprehensive Fall and Spring Final Exams will be used to assess student learning.
Prerequisites: Biology or equivalent with completion or concurrent enrollment in Algebra 1
Credit Hours: 1 credit and 1/2 lab credit
Recommended Grade Level: 10th/11th
Course fee: $420 / per student
Supply Fee: $50
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: Chemistry by Holt Mc Dougal Homeschool Package
Additional Supplies: box of 24 colored pencils, glue sticks, scissors, basic scientific calculator - recommend TI models (TI-30X IIS), project supplies as needed
Summer Assignment: To help prepare for class, please memorize the symbol, spelling, and name of elements listed on the Element Memorization Sheet found online in the Summer Assignment Schoology Folder.

Drawing and Design
Taught by Mina Milburn BIO

Mina Milburn has been teaching drawing and art appreciation classes for students of all ages since 1998. With a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and a Masters in Pastoral Theology she understands the purpose and goodness of the visual arts and looks forward to sharing that joy with your students.

A course in the basics of drawing with an emphasis on the decorative arts.

We will study elements of design and develop foundational drawing skills in this course as we focus on replicating and creating designs and forms. Students will study the use of design, especially in the applied and decorative arts during their home assignments. For the absolute beginner this will be a comfortable place to begin drawing skills. For the student who is already comfortable drawing, this will teach him new skills as well as the great variety of ways in which they can be put to use.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Prerequisites: None
Course fee: $250 / per student
Supply Fee: $15 + student grade colored pencils ($10 max purchased separately)**price is based on getting best prices available via internet & bulk discount; colored pencils are required, any quality will do but better quality is encouraged for the satisfaction of your student parent can consult with instructor to determine if student already owns necessary items.
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 12.

Introduction to Public Speaking
Taught by Alfonso Campos BIO

Major (Ret.) Alfonso Campos
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
- Retired Boating Law Administrator for State of Texas with extensive experience on a state (TX) and national level on issues affecting boating safety.
- Proven ability to work with US Congress, State Legislature, US Coast Guard and boating safety constituents.
- Developed, co-authored, and implemented Boating Safety regulations and Boating Safety programs.
- Reviewed all TX Boating Accident Fatality Reports for submission to US Coast Guard.
- Instructor at Texas Game Warden Academy: use-of-force, weapons, professional policing, public speaking and ethics.
WORK HISTORY
2016 Department Head of Pre-Trial Services, Erath County Texas
2011 Justice of the Peace, Caldwell County Texas (elected position)
2003 Major - Chief of Marine Enforcement, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD)
1992 Lieutenant Instructor, Game Warden Training Academy, TPWD
1985 Field Game Warden Officer, Austin TX, TPWD
EDUCATION
- Senior Police Management Courses through FBI National Academy, Quantico VA
- Boarding School at US Coast Guard Academy, Yorktown VA
- Boating Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Courses, TX, TN and KY
- Techniques in Group Instruction, Texas Dept. of Public Safety
- BBA Marketing and Teacher Certification Tarleton State University, Stephenville TX
APPOINTMENTS
- FBI National Academy, Quantico VA
- National Boating Safety Advisory Council, Washington DC
- Texas Advisory Panel on Recreational Boating Safety, Austin TX
- National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), Lexington KY
- President, Southern States Boating Law Administrators (SSBLA), Lexington KY
- State of Texas Boating Law Administrator, Austin TX

Covers both Theory and Practical, with an emphasis on the latter. Oral presentation in one-on-one, small group, and audience (or mock audience) settings may be used. Recordings may be utilized to assist in peer and self-evaluation. Provides or enhances basic skills used for daily interaction. Instruction methods include lecture, small-group discussions and evaluations focusing on positive reinforcement and constructive feedback.

Parent responsibility: Assist students to select appropriate topic, to gather information, and to listen to or watch (video) practice presentation(s).
Homework: Assigned readings.
Prerequisites: Student must exhibit appropriate grade level reading and writing skills.
Credit Hours: 1 credit
Recommended Grade Level:
Course fee: $240 / per student
Supply Fee: $20
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts: Yes (to be determined, cost covered by supply fee)
Additional Supplies: Access to a recording device such as cell phone or camera.

Latin I
Taught by Joseph Sherer

Coming Soon!

We use Units 1 through 7 of First Year Latin by Fr. Henle's which gives the student a solid foundation in Latin. The text introduces vocabulary in each lesson and refers the student to the accompanying Grammar for the corresponding declensions, conjugations, and grammatical rules. The text also has a variety of exercises that will test the student on the new material that is covered in the lesson as well as passages to translate. This is a 1 year, 1 credit course.

Parent responsibility:Perform oral assignments as given with student; make sure weekly assignments are completed.
Homework: 1 hour/day (except class days)
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: 8th & High School Grades
Course fee: $300/student
Supply Fee: $25
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts:First Year Latin, Fr. Robert Henle; First Year Latin Answer Key, Fr. Robert Henle; Latin Grammar, Fr. Robert Henle
Additional Supplies: n/a

Latin II
Taught by Joseph Sherer

Coming Soon!

We use Units 8 through 14 of First Year Latin by Fr. Henle's which gives the student a solid foundation in Latin. The text introduces vocabulary in each lesson and refers the student to the accompanying Grammar for the corresponding declensions, conjugations, and grammatical rules. The text also has a variety of exercises that will test the student on the new material that is covered in the lesson as well as passages to translate. This is a 1 year, 1 credit course.

Parent responsibility:Perform oral assignments as given with student; make sure weekly assignments are completed.
Homework: 1 hour/day (except class days)
Prerequisites: None
Recommended Grade Level: 8th Grade
Course fee: $300/student
Supply Fee: $25
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 15.
Required Texts:First Year Latin, Fr. Robert Henle; First Year Latin Answer Key, Fr. Robert Henle; Latin Grammar, Fr. Robert Henle
Additional Supplies: n/a

Physical Science
Taught by Amberly Buchanan BIO

Mrs. Buchanan has a wide spectrum of professional, academic and teaching experience that she brings to the classroom. She has a BS in Microbiology and Minor in Chemistry from UT Arlington and holds a Masters in Public Health from the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health. After working in the field of veterinary medicine, Mrs. Buchanan finally answered the call to teach and completed Master level classes at the UTA School of Education and holds a Texas Teachers Certification for 8-12 Science and 4-8 Science. Mrs. Buchanan has enjoyed teaching Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC), and Earth Science in the DeSoto, Madisonville, and Arlington Independent School Districts. She was nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2005, has served on curriculum planning committees for Chemistry, and completed Pre-AP and Talented and Gifted training courses. Mrs. Buchanan's teaching goal is to make science come alive through clear explanations, thorough curriculum, hands on lab experiences and real world applications. She is extremely excited in having the opportunity and freedom to teach science in a Catholic environment and enjoys supporting the special vocation of Homeschool Families.

Mrs. Buchanan lives in Arlington, TX with her husband and 4 children ranging in age from 9 to 3 years old. When not playing with her kids you may find her adding plants to her butterfly garden, birding, swimming or playing the harp.

Please see the course description under the 8th grade course tab.

Rendering a Survey of Art History
Taught by Mina Milburn BIO

Mina Milburn has been teaching drawing and art appreciation classes for students of all ages since 1998. With a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and a Masters in Pastoral Theology she understands the purpose and goodness of the visual arts and looks forward to sharing that joy with your students.

A course in drawing from real life combined with a study of the story of art in Western Civilization

Students will be guided in drawing from a variety of sources during class time focusing on learning to draw what they see and to render forms in three dimensions. Class sessions will also include compositional analysis of historical works.

Home study work will involve drawing and taking notes from historical pieces.

Credit Hours: 1 credit
Course fee: $250 / per student
Supply Fee: $15 + student grade colored pencils ($10 max purchased separately)**price is based on getting best prices available via internet & bulk discount; colored pencils are required, any quality will do but better quality is encouraged for the satisfaction of your student parent can consult with instructor to determine if student already owns necessary items.
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 12.

Spanish 1A
Taught by Connie Campos BIO

Born and raised in Texas, Mrs. Connie Camposí first language was Spanish. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in English, a year later she became a certified Texas Public School Bilingual Teacher. She taught for 5 years in a bilingual classroom within the school system. She has also worked within the law field as a legal secretary and legal assistant working with immigrants. She has homeschooled for 14 years. She volunteers at her parish, St. Mary in Stephenville, publishing the weekly bulletin, she is a Catechism teacher, she and her husband prepare couples for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, and she is involved with the Altar Server Ministry.

The Avancemos curriculum will be used to teach students basic vocabulary and grammar. The geography and culture of various Spanish speaking countries will also be taught.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Homework: Index cards and any grammar/verb charts completed as assigned completed and turned in on time.
Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 1 credit
Recommended Grade Level: 8th and High School
Course fee: $270 / per student
Supply Fee: $10
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 10.
Required Texts: Avancemos 1A - Holt McDougal; workbooks
Additional Supplies: Spanish Dictionary (paperback is fine); Index cards; notebook; pencils

Spanish 1B
Taught by Connie Campos BIO

Born and raised in Texas, Mrs. Connie Camposí first language was Spanish. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in English, a year later she became a certified Texas Public School Bilingual Teacher. She taught for 5 years in a bilingual classroom within the school system. She has also worked within the law field as a legal secretary and legal assistant working with immigrants. She has homeschooled for 14 years. She volunteers at her parish, St. Mary in Stephenville, publishing the weekly bulletin, she is a Catechism teacher, she and her husband prepare couples for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, and she is involved with the Altar Server Ministry.

The Avancemos curriculum will be used to teach students basic vocabulary and grammar. The geography and culture of various Spanish speaking countries will also be taught.

Parent responsibility: To check the students' weekly progress and that work is completed and prepared for class.
Homework: Index cards and any grammar/verb charts completed as assigned completed and turned in on time.
Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 1 credit
Recommended Grade Level: High School
Course fee: $270 / per student
Supply Fee: $10
Number of Students: Minimum - 5. Maximum - 10.
Required Texts: Avancemos 1A - Holt McDougal; workbooks
Additional Supplies: Spanish Dictionary (paperback is fine); Index cards; notebook; pencils

Private/Tutoring

Private Beginner Piano Lessons
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This introductory piano course provides a platform for exploring music. Students will learn good practice habits as well as gain agility and flexibility in their hands; read music and learn to employ proper rhythm and technique with the piano. Student pianists will showcase their work and semester development in a spring recital.

Homework: Practice skills learned during lesson
Course fee: $300 / per student per semester
Supply Fee: $15 for music

Math Tutoring
Taught by Amy De La Torre

Coming Soon!

Tutoring sessions will be customized to accommodate specific requests and needs of the parent and student

Parent responsibility: The parent's responsibility includes choosing the curriculum and purchasing all necessary texts. The parent or student will also be responsible for grading daily assignments. (Tutor will be available to grade tests to help assess the student's understanding.) The parent will attend a preliminary meeting with the tutor to discuss specific requests and needs as well as establish number and length of time to meet.
Course fee: TBD based on the number and length of sessions. For example, a 30-minute session every Tuesday would be $200/semester. Shorter and longer sessions available as well as meeting biweekly or monthly.

Private Voice Lessons
Taught by Nancy Lopez BIO

Nancy Lopez is a performer and music teacher that has worked in the DFW area for several years. She has been teaching private voice and piano for since receiving her Vocal Pedagogy training at University of Texas at Arlington. Since then she has worked with many different students of varying ages from middle school children to middle aged adults including some members of the St Patrick Cathedral choir. She has also been a Cantor at St. Patrick Cathedral for the past year as well as the Soprano Section Leader for the eleven o'clock choir for more than three years. Along with that, she has performed in multiple theaters all around the metroplex where she was seen in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Garland Summer Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Theatre Arlington) and Sweeney Todd in Concert (Uptown Players). Some of her favorite roles include Betty Haynes in White Christmas (Artisan Theater Center) and Sophie De Palma in Master Class (Brick Road Theatre). She has also worked with companies such as the Goode Time Carolers and has performed in many different stages across the metroplex. She is excited to introduce music in a fun and interesting way while also helping students establish a solid foundation of knowledge about music and its history.

This course focuses on developing the singer's best potential with a solid foundation of voice techniques. These techniques include proper breathing and posture, correct pure vowels and development of a good and healthy vocal line and technique. Student singers will showcase their work and semester development in a spring recital.

Homework: Practice skills learned during lesson
Course fee: $320 / per student per semester
Supply Fee: $15 for music


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