Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Civics through Critical Thinking 


This course will acquaint students with the origin, use, and value of the Bill of Rights through analysis and study. The students will develop their own opinions on how the Bill of Rights is applicable on a daily basis. The first half of the class will focus on learning the constitution and the Bill of Rights while the second half of the class will focus on applying that knowledge to real court cases.  

Required Text: 

  • You Decide! Applying the Bill of Rights to Real Cases, By Alene L. Smith and George Bundy Smith
  • Interactive Notebook: U.S. Constitution, Grades 5 - 12, By George Lee, Schyrlet Cameron

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

Tuition fee:  $390.00 ($39.00/month for 10 months, August - May or $45/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Emily Kirtlan

B.S. in History 

Emily is a graduate of Liberty University where she received her undergraduate degree in History. The best word to describe Emily is kind. Her heart is one of service and thoughtfulness and it shows in all she does. Austin, the man writing this bio about Emily, is also her best friend, man of her dreams and dashing husband since 2016. Her passions in life are reading, baking and her puppies. She has decided to apply her degree to pursuing her desire to serve the homeschool community. As a former homeschool student herself, Emily is passionate about home education and knows what it takes to be successful on this unique journey. She believes that education is a powerful tool and wants to help students cultivate a love for learning. She is excited to serve the families of Bridge Academy! 

Classes: 5th-6th Early American History, 5th-6th Modern American History, Renaissance & Reformation, Global History: WWI & WWII, Civics through Critical Thinking, High School American History, and Medieval British Literature: Literary Lessons through Lord of the Rings