Bridge Academy

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British Literature with Composition  

Course Description: 

Intended for high school students, this course is an overview of some of the great works in British Literature from early Anglo-Saxon to Modern. Students will study a variety of poetry selections, short fiction, and novels. Writing assignments will focus on literary analysis as well as personal responses to the reading. Students will expand their vocabulary through the study of words and definitions selected from their reading. 

Novel selections have not been  finalized but possibilities include the following:
A Tale of Two Cities
Jane Eyre
Animal Farm 
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 in an English class at Bridge Academy, the instructor of that class may approve your student's enrollment into this class. If you wish your student to take this course but they are not enrolled at Bridge Academy, please contact Alicia Collins at to set arrange for your student complete and submit their writing sample. 

Copy/Supply fee: $35.00 (check written to Julia Poynter due at Orientation or the first class)

Annual tuition: $410.00 ($41.00/month for 10 months, August – May or $46/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

revised 2/13/2021

Julia Poynter

B.S. in Public Health

Julia is a former Bridge Academy student who was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school. She is recently married, and she and her husband live in Midlothian, Virginia. She knows what it takes to successfully homeschool, and she earned a full academic scholarship to college. In three years, Julia earned her degree from Liberty University, completing the requirements of the Honors Program and graduating summa cum laude. During her college years, she worked as an intern for the Communications Coordinator at Richmond City Health District. Additionally, she worked for Central Virginia Health District in the Population Health department. Julia has considerable experience in tutoring, editing, and working with children. She was an English major before switching her degree to Public Health. Julia loves academics and has a hard time picking her favorite subject. She is excited to be back at Bridge Academy, assisting homeschool families. 

Classes: Foundations of Literature, British Literature and Anatomy & Physiology