Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Basics in Literature & Composition

Teacher: Jackie Fowler (


This high school level course is a study in the basics of the English language. It is designed for the student who needs reinforcement in the essential components of mechanics, literary analysis and writing. The goal of the class is to guide the student through the writing process, both creative and academic. Academic writing will be based on the novels covered in class. Academically strong 8th grade students may also choose to join this class. 

Easy Grammar Plus workbook
Old Yeller
The Hiding Place
To Kill a Mockingbird 
Short Story / Poetry Unit 

Pre-Requisites: Because we want our students to have an experience that allows for their writing skills to be taken to the next level, a writing sample is required for placement into any high school level English course. If you are interested in your student enrolling in this course and your student is currently enrolled at Bridge Academy, they may see Alicia Collins to complete and submit their writing sample during Bridge Academy regular hours at their convenience. If you wish your student to take this course but they are not enrolled at Bridge Academy, please contact Alicia Collins at to set up an appointment to have your student complete and submit their writing sample. 

Copy/Supply fee: $35.00 (check written to Jackie Fowler due at Orientation or by 9/1/2020) 

Annual tuition: $400.00 ($40.00/ month for 10 months, August – May or $44.45/month if prorated)

revised 2/27/2020

Jackie Fowler

B.A. English, BA (Bachelor of Arts- Radio, TV & Motion Pictures) and MLS

Jackie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in English and Radio, TV and Motion Pictures. After graduation, she worked as a writer for the 5:00 and 10:00 newscast at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC. She decided to leave her job at the TV station to pursue her desire to teach and became certified in English Education. She has taught middle and high school English, honors English, Political Economic and Legal Systems, music and drama while in the classroom. She also holds a Master's degree in Library Science and was a school librarian before leaving to homeschool her first child. Her husband is a military Chaplain and they have five children. She loves spending time with her family and is thankful the Lord used the Army to bring her to the area.

Teaching: Basics in Literature & Composition, Foundations in Literature, American Literature and British Literature

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