Math, Science, Fine Arts, and P.E.
For the last few years we have not offered math and science courses through Heritage. This year, that changed at our Watkinsville campus. We've partnered with a local group of math and science teachers to offer courses as an option for our students. Athens Area Math and Science has come under our wing as a department of Heritage Classical Study Center. Many of you in the Athens area are probably well aware of this program, as it has been operating in the area for several years. It is not necessary to take the core humanities courses at Heritage in order to take math and science classes with Athens Area Math and Science, but Heritage students who take courses with this program will not be required to jump through the Offsite Credit Transfer (OCT) hoops that they have had to jump through in the past. This means, among other things, no staying after classes on Tuesdays for OCT testing. Of course, students who do not enroll with Athens Area Math and Science may still get those courses on their high school transcripts by following Heritage OCT and Georgia Accrediting policies about transferring in such courses. See below for more info about 2019-2020 classes.
We are excited to announce a similar partnership with Decatur Area Science and Math for next year (2019-2020). See the details below to see what classes with be offered next year for our Heritage students and for others in the area who do not take the core classes with us.
Fine Arts, CTAE and PE/Fitness
Fine arts and PE credit (required in Georgia) may also be added to the Heritage transcript when the guidelines set forth by our accrediting agency are followed. Initial and final paperwork as well proof of participation are required. Proctored testing is NOT required for fine arts and fitness credit as it is for academic subjects.
Decatur Area Science and Math
We are excited to offer math and science classes under the Heritage Classical umbrella for the next school year. Classes will meet at the St. Elias location on Thursdays. These classes will be easily incorporated into your Heritage transcript without the additional hoop-jumping required for OCT. The teachers are experienced with teaching in the homeschool community and both hold advanced degrees in their fields.
Math classes will be taught by Noelle Bandy (MS mathematics) using the Derek Owens Curriculum, including video access for review and days when missing classes can’t be helped. Students will be held accountable to turn in work on time, so there will not be a rush to finish before Christmas or summer can begin! Courses will be available according to the demand for the year, but can range from PreAlgebra through AP Calculus. Consumer/Finance math is also available if there are enough interested students.
Science classes will be taught by Betsy Rodgers (PhD Organometallic Chemistry) This year’s science courses will be:
Physical Science w/ labs (using BJU textbook) This can earn a HS credit.
Chemistry w/ labs (using BJU textbook) This will earn a HS credit.
Please contact Noelle and/or Betsy with your interest level and which courses you would like to see offered. We will be happy to discuss your concerns or answer your questions!
Noelle Bandy Betsy Rodgers
Athens Area Math and Science
Athens Area Math and Science was created several years ago in order to assist homeschooling families provide quality math and science instruction to their children. Our teachers strive to teach math and science in a way that provides a strong foundation for college-bound students, and that honors and glorifies God. Each of our teachers has a degree in their field and each has several years of teaching experience. Math classes typically meet twice per week, usually Monday and Thursday. Science classes are one day per week unless otherwise specified by the teacher and usually meet Thursday. Science classes perform labs in class and most use the Apologia curriculum. Math classes use a Prentice Hall textbook (2004/2007 edition) except Precalculus, which uses a Larson text.
Our registration form (with class info) is now available for 2019-2020:
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Here is a little info about our teachers:
Cynthia has a both a B.S. and Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Auburn University. She has taught in both public and private high schools and also at the college level at Columbus University and Tuskegee University. She has tutored for over 20 years and began teaching homeschool math classes 6 years ago. Courses taught to homeschoolers include Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus. This year she is also teaching an AP Calculus class at Westminster Christian Academy.
Carrie has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and a graduate degree in Science Education from the University of Georgia. Prior to teaching, Carrie worked as a Quality Engineer in the medical device industry for over a decade. She began teaching in 2012 and has experience teaching AP Physics, AP Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physical Science and Earth Science. She has experience teaching in public and private schools as well as homeschool classes. She is also certified in Gifted Education.
Jessica has a BS in Chemistry with a minor in Education from University of Southern Mississippi. She also has an active teaching certificate for New Jersey and Florida and a substitute certificate for the state of Georgia. Jessica taught General Science, Chemistry, Honors Chem, and AP Chemistry in public schools from 1996 to 1999 and has been teaching homeschool chemistry since 2002.
Below is a link to a Google form. If you are interested in math or science classes for next school year, please fill out the form giving us information on what classes you are interested in for the future. This helps us plan our schedule for future classes and you will be added to our email list.
Link to Math and Science Interest Survey: (Google Docs)
If you have questions, below is the contact information for each teacher.