Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

English with Writing  

Course Description: This course will encompass writing, grammar, and literature. Students will learn nine types of essays, a research report, story writing, poetry, and more. They’ll practice topic sentences, main ideas (thesis statements), in-text citations, and other essential building blocks of writing. Students will read literary works from a variety of genres and cultures. Reading will include selections by authors such as Langston Hughes, O. Henry, Nathaniel Hawthorne, A.A. Milne, Emily Dickinson, Jack London, Charles Dickens, and more. We will study themes and moral tone of each work, carefully evaluating those elements in light of biblical truth. The grammar portion of the class will utilize Growing with Grammar.

Required Texts:
Jump In Middle School Composition, 2nd Edition (by Sharon Watson, available on Amazon)
BJU Excursions in Literature, 3rd Edition
Growing with Grammar 7 Student Manual
Growing with Grammar 7 Student Workbook

Copy Fee: $30.00 (check written to Stephanie York due at Orientation or the first class)

Tuition: $380.00 ($38.00/month for 10 months, August-May or $43/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Stephanie York

B.S. in Psychology and Masters in Education 

Stephanie was born and raised in Chesterfield County, Va. She attended VCU and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education. Upon graduating she began teaching elementary school in Chesterfield County. Several years later, she and her husband, Chris, were blessed with their first son and Stephanie left the teaching profession to stay at home. She later returned to work at her church as director of the preschool and daycare where she implemented a private Kindergarten program. As their family grew, Stephanie eventually felt led to homeschool her three boys and has been doing so for the past 11 years. Two of her boys have graduated; one is now working fulltime and the other attends Liberty University and is a member of the LU Archery Team. Her youngest is quickly approaching graduation and has plans to attend college as well. During her years of homeschooling, Stephanie has taught numerous homeschooling classes ranging from elementary age to high school at various co-ops. During the summer months you can find her poolside coaching for a local swim team or cheering on her youngest who has been involved in the sport year round for many years. She is also very active within her church and serves in leadership as the Children’s Church Director and assists with the Women’s Ministry . 

Courses Offered: Exploring Geography and Cultures (1-2), Discovering Geography & Cultures (3-4), English 5, Math 5, English 6, Exploring Biology (4th-6th), Geography with Social Studies (6th-7th), English with Writing (7th-8th), Analyzing Literature (8th-9th), General Science, Physical Science & Psychology