Pine Castle Homeschooling TENTATIVE Schedule

PCCA Eagle School Course List
First Period Second Period Third Period Fourth Period Fith Period
8:00 -9:20 9:30 -10:50 11:00 -12:20 12:30 – 1:50 2:00 – 3:30
MS Language Arts HS American History HS Writing Algebra I Algebra 2
Elementary Language Arts HS Western Civilization (World History) Philosophy & Ethics Biology General Science
HS English (9th/10th Grades) World History/Geography 4th-7th Physical Science Chemistry Zoology 4th-7th
HS English (11th/12th Grades) MS American History IEW 4th-6th Math Grades 5th and 6th Guitar (all ages)
Middle School/Highschool Latin IEW 2nd and 3rd Math 7/PreAlgebra HS Bible Doctrines Geometry
IEW 7th-8th Grade K-1st Math Skills and Drills World History/Geography K-3rd MS and HS Music History or Music Theory Critical Thinking and Games 2nd – 5th
Preschool Clss Zoology K-3rd Government and Economics

Pine Castle Christian Academy Homeschool Informational Meeting

Just a reminder that tonight, at 7pm, we will be having a short informational meeting at the PCCA campus.  A time to pick up forms, talk to teachers, and asks questions.

Hope to see you there!

7101 Lake Ellenor Drive

Orlando, FL

Pine Castle Homeschooling – HS Bible Doctrines




COURSE DESCRIPTION:  In this course we will be taking a general look at systematic theology and the importance of Christian doctrine.  Our desire is to deepen our love for theology and the scripture while gaining a hunger for deeper study of the important doctrinal and theological themes of scripture.


This course is divided into two semesters, each one ½ high school credit.  It can serve as an elective, religious or humanities requirement.



Basic Theology I



BIBLIOLOGY: The Doctrine of Scripture

We will take a look at the importance and nature of God’s Word as well as the various characteristics of Scripture.  These issues are critical in our day.  What are the claims of scripture on our lives and how do we respond.


THEOLOGY: The Doctrine of God

We will be discussing the existence of God, His attributes and how He rules the universe.  We will look at general revelation and special revelation and it’s impact on us.


CHRISTOLOGY: The Doctrine of Christ

This is the study of Christ, who He is and the nature and content of the gospel.  This includes the basic understanding of God’s plan for man’s redemption.  The doctrine of salvation (Soteriology) will be covered in Basic Theology II. 


PNEUMATOLOGY: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

In this study of the third person of the Trinity we will discover who the person of the Holy Spirit is and His characteristics.  We will discuss the nature, role and work of the Holy Spirit.  We will see what his mission is and how we are to understand His activity in our lives.



Basic Theology II



ANTHROPOLOGY:  The Doctrine of Man

This week covers the origin of man, the fall and its’ results.  Two distinctions must be made between biblical anthropology and modern, secular anthropology.  We will look at what the bible teaches about man and his sin.





SOTERIOLOGY: The Doctrine of Salvation

Whereas Christology covers the life, death, resurrection and exaltation of Christ, Soteriology covers what Christ’s death and resurrection accomplished for fallen mankind.  Topics such as faith, repentance, justification, regeneration and adoption will be discussed.



ECCLESIOLOGY: The Doctrine of the Church

The word “ecclesiology” is derived from the Greek word for church “ekklesia”.  The word is first found in Matthew 16 when Christ promised to give his power to the church.  The doctrine of the church covers the Bible’s use of the word church, its characteristics, leadership and ordinances and mission.



ESCHATOLOGY: The Doctrine of Last Things

The study of last things or “end times” as it is sometimes referred to is an important yet commonly misunderstood and misapplied doctrine.  In this study we will look at two Biblical catagories.  Personal Eschatology which deals with life after death and our eternal state as well as General Eschatology dealing with the various end time theories.



Text:  BIBLE DOCTRINES                      Wayne Grudem, edited by Jeff Purswell



Benny Phillips earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from George Mason University in 1977.  He has pastored several churches in the Washington D.C. and Orlando areas, and is currently the senior pastor at Redeemer Church of Lake Nona.  He has been an active member of the homeschooling community for over 30 years, and homeschooled all 7 of his children.  He served as the principal of The Regent Academy from 2004-2011.

Pine Castle Christian Homeschooling – Biblical Worldview

Biblical Worldview  Grades 4-8

Who is God and Can I Really Know Him?, introduces the concept of worldview while laying the foundational truths upon which the evangelical Christian worldview is built: God is truth and He reveals His truth to people; He is the one true and almighty God; He is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; He created everything; we are God’s children and are made to love and to praise Him; God meets all our needs; sin keeps us from God; and Jesus is the only way to God. The goal of this class is that children will learn how to use Scripture as a lens through which to view the world around them—to see everything the way God sees it—and know the truth.

Materials needed:

* Who is God? Textbook
* Who is God Notebooking Journal


Most of the tutoring time will be spent doing hands on activities & projects. I gather all the supplies needed and do all the clean up! The student will be required to read the lessons and complete some assignments at home.

Teacher Contact Information:

Taraleigh Davis – 407-782-8022

Pine Castle Classes Physical Science


  1.0 High School Credit with Lab Component


This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology and may be taken in the 8th grade as well. The course discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies.


Materials needed:


     Exploring Creation With Physical Science, 2nd Edition, Apologia


Solutions and Test Booklet

3-Ring Binder (1 ½”)

College Ruled Paper

Tab dividers, numbered 1-16

100- 3×5 lined index cards





     Students will be expected to read the material and do some assignments in preparation for class.

Tutoring time will be spent discussing the more difficult concepts and performing experiments.

After class, students will be expected to review the material and check all of their assignments.

Tests will be taken at home and then brought back to class to the teacher for grading.

In addition, lab reports will be completed at home and then returned to the teacher for grading.


Grading Procedure:


     Test grades will comprise 65% of the grade.

Lab reports will comprise 35% of the grade.


Teacher Contact Information:


     Julie Brackin



Pine Castle Homeschool

Laura Caruso will be teaching Middle School American History and MS and HS Latin this year at PCCA homeschool program.  If you would like more information about classes, or our informational meeting this coming Thursday, email

Classes with Mrs. Caruso

Courses in History, Humanities & Latin

Middle School: America’s Providential History & Its Expression in the Arts

My goal is to tell the story of America in a way that makes history “come alive” for your student while developing a passion for God’s Providence in the story of our country and in their own lives. We will learn about the “big ideas” upon which our nation was founded like government by consent, liberty through self-government, and the “radical” idea of Creator-endowed rights. We’ll hear the gripping stories of our founding and development and get to know the fascinating individuals used by God to accomplish His purpose. We’ll also explore the visual and performing arts of the period and take note of how they reflected the prevailing worldview. My hope is that students complete the class with enthusiasm for their own role in history and an understanding of their responsibility to apply truth in a way that impacts the culture. “You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:13-14

Latin I

Students will work through the Latin Road to English Grammar-Volume I. For a detailed course description of Latin I, please refer to the “Table of Contents” available at  (can be used as foreign language credit for HS).

Pine Castle Homeschooling Elementary World History

Below is another great class!!

Elementary History/Geography K-3


 Take a trip around the world and explore diverse cultures while learning geography and being challenged by true stories of missionaries.  Here is just some of what we will be covering:

Diverse cultures Art and music from around the world

World Geography Flags

Study of Matthew Memory verses

Map work Vocabulary

Habitats and ecosystems Food & Etiquette from different countries

Materials needed:

Student Sheets for Exploring Countries and Cultures, My Father’s World

Passport, My Father’s World

Flags of the World Ultimate Flag Sticker Book, DK

3 – ring binder with tabs


Most of the tutoring time will be spent doing hands on activities & projects.  I gather all the supplies needed and do all the clean up!  We will be sampling food from around the globe, and exploring different languages and cultures.  This year we will also complete a world geography notebook.

We will be going through The Exploring Countries and Cultures Set from My Father’s World.  It is NOT a requirement for this class, but I will be sending home reading assignments and suggested library books if you are interested in spending more time on this at home. There will be a field trip to the Wycliff Discovery Center in the Fall and a Cultural Dinner Feast at the end of the year for the whole family!