The following academic courses will be offered to seventh through eighth grades.
Literature & Writing
Various Authors & Pieces of Literature from short stories to poetry, from traditional novels to graphic novels. Students will be challenged to critique literary elements and themes while providing engaging insight on how literature both affects and reflects culture. Click to view the 23/24 Reading List
Apologia: Physical Science - explore and experiment with atoms and energies, from kinetics to composites, students in this class will engage around the physical world that God has created.
The above textbooks are required for this class; however, the mp3 audiobook is available online via MySchoolWorx.
Coding & Robotics
ISA is proud to offer an Beginner-Intermediate Level course to coding using Scratch, Java Script, and Python coding logic. Text-based coding will build and strengthen their understanding of sequencing, conditionals, variables, and more, while increasing their confidence in these languages using Ozaria Coding Platform and Code Combat
Students will engage in at-home coding practice with homework and suggested projects creating, refining, and engaging with apps. While learning the logic of coding, students will apply these skills to robotic engines and electronic components throughout the year.
A laptop with keyboard is required for this class. It can be Mac, Windows, Chromebook, or iPad; it just has to have a keyboard as typing-text-code is a critical component of this course. As a natural byproduct, the students will learn to type better.
Spanish 1 (Special Interest)
BJU Press: Spanish 1 - combining immersion, conversation, textbook work, and interactive games is the only way to engage new students in learning a foreign language. ISA is thrilled to offer this language course from a amazing educator and native Chilean.
*Florida Law requires a student to be registered in 8th grade or higher to receive high school credit for this course.
Biblical Literature (Special Interest)
Understanding the Bible from a historical perspective is critical for any student. In this comprehensive survey, students will trek through the historical accounts of Biblical literature and bridge the gaps between history and theology.
Mr. Doug Oliver presents the materials in a knowledgeable and creative manner as he teaches students about a topic he is expressly passionate about.
Apologetics & Worldview (Special Interest)
Road Trip To Truth: 1 & 2 - Speaking to others confidently yet respectfully about their faith is the most important skill a young person can develop and sharpen. In this study, students will engage with the acclaimed multi-season video series as well as apologetic materials from the Defenders and books like Tactics by Greg Koukl.
The real gem of this class will be the in-class discussions and role-playing as students practice various arguments with each others and analyze the heart of apologetics: their relationship with the other person.
Math Tutoring (Special Interest)
Math is one of the most differentiated subjects among homeschooled students because of its concept-based progression and the ability for students to excel at their own pace.
The purpose of this class is for students to bring their current math work to class and while they are working through Algebra 1 or 2, Geometry or Trig, each student could ask questions and gain confidence in these necessary skills with an expert close at hand for assistance as needed.