Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Health and Nutrition  

Teacher: Ashley Knickerbocker (aknickfit@gmail.com / (804) 399-0933)


Description: High School Health & Nutrition – Online (9th-12th grade)

Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition covers what maturing students need to know to help them make the best choices they can for themselves as they become young adults. Health is about stewardship: managing what you have as well as you can. This 15-module course covers the physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual aspects of growing into a healthy adult. Students will study the human body systems, senses, genetics, temperaments, and physical influences on thoughts and feelings. The course respectfully covers mental illness and emotional stability, as well as the inestimable value of another human being, our culture, our gender roles, our families, socialization, communication skills, and conflict resolution skills. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of both macronutrients and micronutrients, including the importance of exercise and proper diet. Over 50 projects, noted in the textbook and included in the student notebook, cover materials such as nature versus nurture, personal temperament, good decision-making skills, boundary setting, analyzing food intake and activity levels, creating good hygiene habits, keeping a sleep record, as well as so much more.


Parental Note: This is a full health textbook. Some students may not be mature enough to discuss some of the topics. The reproductive systems are covered in detail, including accurate, yet respectful, illustrations and descriptions. We respectfully discuss the act of marriage, sexual misconduct, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. We discuss alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography and other topics that also require maturity. Please use your knowledge of your students to decide if this course is appropriate for their maturity levels.

This Class will meet online once a week. The required text and student workbook will be used to complete assignments. Projects and labs will provide students with hands-on application of material.


Required Text:

· Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Health & Nutrition

· Health & Nutrition Student Workbook

· A couple books for additional reading may be required (TBD)

https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-basic-set-health-and-nutrition/


Copy/Supply fee: $30 (check written to Ashley Knickerbocker due at Orientation or by 9/1/2020)


Tuition fee: $400.00 annually ($40/month for 10 months, August - May or $44.45 month if prorated)


revised 8/3/2020

Ashley Knickerbocker
B.A. in History

Ashley began teaching at Bridge Academy in 2016. She was raised in Chesterfield County and received a history degree from VCU. She and her husband, David feel blessed to homeschool their three boys, Nathan (14), Justis (11) and Joshua (6), who also attend Bridge Academy. Her teaching experience began at ICCS Preschool during college and she has continued teaching both at home and in classroom settings since then. She taught art and PE as an enrichment course for Classical Conversations for 6 years and served as a CC lead teacher for 2 years before coming to Bridge Academy. She worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for eleven years at Chester Fitness. Both she and her boys love Bridge Academy and look forward to being part of this co-op for years to come!