Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Government & Economics

Economics Description: (Fall)  Using some of the books by Richard Maybury, a former economics teacher, we will set a solid foundation for economics by studying economic history, schools of thought, explore the basic terms, the United States Economy and current issues and then delve into business models of success.  Along with the students developing a comprehensive understanding of economics, they will develop a budget outlook based on their chosen profession. 


Whatever Happened to Penny Candy (7th Ed.) Richard Maybury ISBN: 978-0-942617-64-1
Bluestocking Guide to Economics (2nd Ed.) Richard Maybury ISBN: 978-0-942617-65-8
The Money Mystery (Maybury)
Are you... Liberal? Conservative? or Confused? (2nd Ed.) ISBN: 978-0-942617-54-1

Government Description: (Spring)  We will use an impressive list of original texts to understand the history behind the American Revolution and  the road to revolution in regards to our rights.  The background helps the students understand arguments and construction of The Articles of Confederation, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and Amendments.  We will not only cover the structure of our government, including branches, elections, etc, but we will read and debate important documents, speeches and decisions that have shaped our government. 

Texts:  Exploring Government (hardcover 2016) and We Hold These Truths

Copy/Supply fee: $25 (paid directly to Derek Futrell due at Orientation or the first class attended)

Tuition fee: $430.00 ($43.00/month for 10 months, August - May or $49.00/month if prorated or on a 9-month payment plan) 

Derek Futrell
B.A. in Music Education, Masters of Divinity in Worship Leadership,
Masters of Theology in Applied Theology

Derek grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and was called to ministry at 15. He has served in various pastoral roles of churches in VA, NC and SC. He has been the lead pastor of Parkway since 2017. He holds a BA in Music Education from Gardner-Webb University (where he met his wife Melissa), an MDiv and a ThM from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. God has blessed him and Melissa with five children: Elijah, Isaac, Sam, Esther, and Anna. Derek and Melissa’s first calling is to make disciples of their children raising them with a biblical worldview, helping them to see the need for Christ in the world, and releasing them to follow God’s call wherever that might lead them. Derek is passionate about leading the church to be on mission for Christ to make disciples who make disciples to send out church planters and missionaries. He loves
the Word of God, music and worship, his family, fun, cooking, singing and teaching.

Courses Offered: Music (3rd-5th) , 9th-12th Group Vocals with Performance and Government / Economics (high school)