Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

5ht - 6th Science 

Instructor: Melissa Futrell 

Description: Reveal the wonder of God’s creation to your child through the study of plants, animals, and the human body. This fun and easy-to-use curriculum is ideal for anyone who wants to teach life science from a biblical, young-earth point of view. Class time with be used to review lessons read at home as well as to complete many hands-on fun activities to help your student understand and apply what they read in their textbook. 

Required Texts: 
God's Design for Life: The Human Body, 4th ed. student text
God's Design for Life: The World of Plants, 4th ed. student text
GOd's Design for Life: The World of Animals, 4th ed. student text
($18.69 each if purchased new from Christianbook.com - may be purchased used if you choose)
(This series is on Cathy Duffy's Top Picks list!)

Copy/Supply fee: $20.00 (check written to Emily Kirtlan due at Orientation or at the first class)


Tuition Fee: $360.00 per year ($36/month for 10 months, August- May or $40.00/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)


course added 2/15/2021

Melissa Futrell

AD in Nursing -RN (Pediatrics, NICU)


Melissa Futrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She holds an associate degree in nursing from Gardner-Webb University, where she met her husband, Derek, who is the Senior Pastor at Parkway Baptist Church. They have lived in Virginia since 2002. Melissa and Derek have five children (17, 16, 14, 11, and 10 year old) whom they have homeschooled since 2009. Melissa and her family have been a part of Classical Conversations communities for many years, where she has previously tutored Foundations, and currently tutors Essentials. Melissa is not currently working as a Registered Nurse but enjoys homeschooling, baking cakes for her kids, and serving in ministry alongside her husband Derek, and is excited to become a part of Bridge Academy.

Teaching: 1st-2nd History through Literature, 1st-3rd Exploratory, 1st-2nd PE, and 5th-6th Science.
Futrell