Course 2019-2020 - Registration and Book List

Below is a list of courses offered, the days on which they are offered and the texts that are used.  Most tutors supplement their texts with additional materials as well.  Those resources are not listed.  If no text is listed, those tutors create their own materials.  For a complete schedule of when each class is offered during the day, select the tab on the left.
All students must have access to the internet and a working printer on a daily basis.
Registration fee for Fall 2019 is due by April 15, 2019.  

Tuition is paid by class and directly to each tutor.  See registration form for details (click on tab at left).  Science and Art classes include a supply fee.

Classes - Meeting Days, Course Materials

8th Grade Core Subjects
English 8
- Tues/Thurs, Easy Grammar Plus: Student Workbook 
and Easy Grammar Plus Student Test Booklet  order here
Pre-Algebra - Tues/Thurs, Prealgebra - 6th edition, by Bittinger, Elenbogen, and Johnson.  ISBN 978-0-321-73154-8. Purchase the text here from Abebooks
General Science - Tues/Thurs, Glencoe Integrated iScience, Course 3, 1st Edition by McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN-13: 978-0078880070, available here.
Ancient Civilization - Tues/Thurs,  All Ye Lands: Origins of World Cultures,  Catholic Textbook Project, ISBN:  9781935644170 or 9780898709445 copyright 2011, available here - Catholic Textbook Project.  AND Take a Stand! Ancient Civilization Student's Book by The Classical Historian. It can be ordered here:

9th Grade Core Subjects
Literature 9 - Tues

Antigone translated by Ian Johnston (online version available here: Please do NOT use other translations.

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England, Book I, Chapters I – VIII by St. Bede the Venerable (available online)
Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney (available in libraries)
"The Battle of Hastings, 1066" by William of Malmesbury (available online)
Selections from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (handed out in class)
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain (not in libraries – you will probably have to buy this in print or e-book format)
"Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne (available online)
"The Bishop's Beggar" by Stephen Vincent Benét (available online)
"Lepanto" by G. K. Chesterton (available online)

"Sonnet 18" by William Shakespeare (handed out in class, available online)

Selected haiku (handed out in class)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare (available at public libraries and online

Grammar/Composition 9Thurs, Details
Algebra 1 - Tues/Thurs,  Saxon Algebra 1-An Incremental Development, 3rd editionISBN: 978-1-56577-134-5
Physical Science - Tues/Thurs, Exploring Creation Through Physical Science by Dr. Jay Wile, ISBN 9781932012774, Link to all Apologia Books
Medieval Civilizations - Tues/Thurs,  Light to the Nations, Part I: The History of Christian Civilization (Textbook) ISBN: 9781935644002.  Order history book here.  Take a Stand! Medieval Civilizations, Student's Edition by The Classical Historian.  Can be ordered here.

10th Grade Core Subjects
Literature 10 - Thurs

Short Stories:
"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Red-Headed League" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Nine Billion Names of God" by Arthur C. Clark


"Pied Beauty" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
"Invictus" by William Ernest Henley
"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

"On His Blindness" by John Milton


Persuasion by Jane Austen
Oliver Twist
by Charles Dickens
Animal Farm
by George Orwell
The Moon Is Down
by John Steinbeck
Fahrenheit 451
by Robert Heinlein

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Literary Analysis 10 - Tues, IEW Windows to the World ​Student Book
Geometry - Tues/Thurs, Geometry,  by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2004 Edition  ISBN 9780030700521 Available from Abe Books here: Geometry
Biology - Tues/Thurs, Biology, by Prentice Hall, 2004 Edition, ISBN 9780130367013 available here: Biology Textbook AND the lab manual PRENTICE HALL MILLER LEVINE BIOLOGY LABORATORY MANUAL A FOR STUDENTS 2nd EDITION 2004, ISBN: 9780131152847, available here Biology Lab Manual A, The Zoology Coloring Book, ISBN 9780064603010.  From amazon here.
Modern World History - Tues/Thurs, Light to the Nations , Part II

11th Grade Core Subjects
American Literature - Tues/Thurs, Text: American Literature, 2001 edition or 2014 Edition (available from Seton Press), AND Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain; "Ain't I a Woman?", Sojourner Truth; Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin; "Bartleby the Scrivener," Herman Melville; "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," Emily Dickinson; Call of the Wild, Jack London; "How it Feels to be Colored Me," Zora Neale Hurston; "I Have a Dream," Martin Luther King, Jr.; "I Stand Here Ironing," Tillie Olsen; Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper; Our Town, Thornton Wilder; "Rip van Winkle," Washington Irving; "Save the Redwoods," John Muir; "The Enchanted Bluff," Willa Cather; "The Great Carbuncle," Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald; "The March of Progress," Charles W. Chesnutt; "The Ransom of Red Chief," O. Henry.  Everything not in the anthology can be found for free through the public library system and/or online. The anthology must be purchased from Seton Press Seton Press
Algebra 2 and Trig - Tues/Thurs, Algebra 2, by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston 2004 Edition, ISBN 9780030700446. Available here: Algebra 2
Chemistry - Tues/Thurs, BJU Chemistry 4th edition, ISBN 9781606825679.  Available from or less expensive  here from amazon
American History and American GovernmentThe American Pageant: Fourteenth Edition by Kennedy/Cohen. Publisher: Wadsworth, August 24, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-547-16654-4.  The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. ISBN: 0-375-50202-5 The Greatest Generation is available used or new from Amazon and can also be borrowed from public libraries. 

The American Pageant is available used from Amazon, Abebooks and; you can also rent it for about $40 per semester from Amazon's textbook rental service or about $20 per semester from or (be sure to check return date before you pay for the rental). Please do NOT buy/rent the AP edition.

12th Grade Core Subjects
Great Books Literature - Tues/Thurs: Reading List: The Odyssey (Translated by Robert Fagles); Selections from Plutarch's Lives (available online via Project Gutenberg), The Acts of the Apostles (any Catholic Bible is acceptable), Inferno (Translated by Dr. Anthony Esolen), Henry V by William Shakespeare (available online and in public libraries), Paradise Lost, Book I by John Milton (available online), Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins and G. K. Chesterton (provided by Mrs. Parode), Selections from The Federalist Papers (provided by Mrs. Parode), The Communist Manifesto (available in public libraries and online), All Quiet on the Western Front (available in public libraries), A Man for All Seasons (available in public libraries)
PreCalculus - Tues/Thurs - Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 5th edition, ISBN 9780495109976 and the student's solutions manual ISBN 9780534492908 available through -with preparation for College Algebra or Precalculus CLEP exam in the spring.
Physics - Tues/Thurs - TBD
Modern World History - Tues/Thurs - TBD
Philosophy (fall) - Tues/Thurs -  Commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by St. Thomas Aquinas.  order here   


French 1 - Tues/Thurs, French is Fun: Lively Lessons for beginners - 5th edition (Text $20.95) ISBN : 9781531100285 French is Fun Book 1 This is a consumable work-text.
French 2 - Tues/Thurs, French is Fun: Book 2 .  Textbook ISBN 978-087720029-1, $17.50  french-is-fun/book-2
Critical Thinking - Thurs,Root Words Level 3.   Critical Thinking Word Roots 3
Art 8 - Tues, Tutor collected materials (supply fee)
Art 11- Tues, Tutor collected materials (supply fee)
Health 11 (Fall) - Thurs - tutor collected materials (supply fee)

For 12th grade many of our students concurrently take classes at Anne Arundel Community College to earn college credit toward their four year degree.   

To begin the application process for AACC, click here: Applying to AACC For others, not wanting to go to AACC quite yet, we can recommend on-line classes from Thinkwell.  They provide video lectures, testing and online assessments for a variety of courses.  Thinkwell Homeschool will take you to their main home school website.  They offer home school courses as well as college level supplementary coursework.

If you need help learning how to enroll and register your home schooled high schooler at AACC, send an email to and we'll head you in the right direction as best we can.  Students may start taking classes at AACC at 14 years of age through their gifted and talented program.  AACC Gifted Talented