DISTANCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: K–12
Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29614
Phone: (800) 845-5731 Fax: (864) 271-8187
Institution Description: The Academy of Home Education (AHE) of Bob Jones University offers a structured academic program. It is designed to help home school parents of children at the secondary level by providing a recommended course of study to be completed under the direction of the parents.
There are two curriculum tracks available. The college preparatory track is designed to prepare students for admission to a regular college or university program of studies. The general studies tract is intended for those students who may not enroll in postsecondary-level educational programs.
Official(s): Dr. Bob Jones III, President, Bob Jones University
Geographic Access: Worldwide
Grade Level: High School
Admission: Admission to the program is open to any home-educated students preparing to initiate academic work at the ninth-grade level and who are at least twelve years old. They must satisfy the following: obtain a standard age score of at least 85 on a mental abilities test; obtain overall standardized achievement test scores that indicate readiness for ninth-grade work; agrees to carry out a program of home schooling utilizing the BJU Press curriculum materials in all areas in which they are available.
Tuition/Fees: One-time nonrefundable application fee $115; includes costs of mental abilities test, achievement test, and processing the application; application fee reduced to $50 if additional students from the same family are applying; annual administrative fee $140 assessed for each student (covers the cost of mailings to the parent, maintaining the student’s permanent record, and ordering spring achievement tests). The purchase of BJU Press curriculum materials will be the responsibility of the parent.
Enrollment Period: Academic September 1 through June 1. year for students enrolled in the AHE generally runs from September 1 through June 1; school year provides a 180-day enrollment period that is necessary in order to evaluate the units of academic credit.
Equipment Requirements: The BJU Press curriculum can be ordered from BJU Press using the toll free number (800) 845-5731. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards accepted.
Credit and Grading: Letter grades are assigned. Credit is awarded in Carnegie units. A minimum of 20 units is required for graduation. Examinations for testing and evaluation must be supervised by an approved proctor.
Library Services: Students are encouraged to utilize local library facilities as well as the vast information resources of the Internet.
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Lessons from the Early Church: In-depth studies of the books of Acts, I and II Thessalonians, I and II Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans. Grade 9. (1 unit)
Themes from the Old Testament: Book and topical studies develop theological themes in Old Testament prose, poetry, and prophecy. Grade 10. (1 unit)
Directions for Early Christians: Investigates the prison and pastoral epistles, general epistles, and prophecy from Revelations. Grade 11. (1 unit)
Patterns for Christian Living: Explains the biblical way to know, commune with, and service God; studies on Christian life topics. Grade 12. (1 unit)
Biology, Grade 10: This course covers the following areas: God and the science of life; the chemistry of life; cells; genetics; biblical Creationism; science of organisms; microbiology; botany; zoology; ecology; study of man: human anatomy and physiology; digestive and respiratory systems; circulatory, lymphatic, and excretory systems; immunity; nervous system and sense organs; endocrine system; reproduction and human relationships. (1 unit)
Chemistry, Grade 11: This course covers the reasons for investigating the mysteries of God’s creation; scientific fundamentals; science of matter; measurement of matter; structure of atoms; periodic properties; chemical bonds; types of bonds; chemical composition; chemical equations; states of matter; water solutions; thermodynamics and kinetics; chemical equilibrium; acids, bases, and salts; oxidation-reduction; organic chemistry; biochemistry; nuclear chemistry. (1 unit)
Economics, Grade 12: A study of the comparative economic systems; business and competition; money and banking; national economic concerns such as productivity, unemployment and inflation. Includes a survey of basic economic topics including supply and demand and the circular flow of income and products. (1 unit)
Foundations of Literature: A critical approach with six unit divisions: conflict, theme, character, structure, point of view, moral tone. The introductory essays focus on six basic elements of literature. These elements lay the foundation for the student’s understanding of interpretive literature and prepare the student for the more detailed literary analysis in the tenth-grade text. In addition, scripture passages are used to illustrate and clarify literary concepts. Grade 9. (½ unit)
Elements of Literature: A critical approach with three unit divisions: marks of literature, modes of literature, forms of literature. The introductory essays build on the foundation provided in the ninth-grade text. Grade 10. (½ unit)
American Literature: A historical approach with four major literary divisions: early American literature; American romanticism; American realism and naturalism, modern American literature. The units are arranged according to major literary periods. Grade 11. (½ unit)