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Adjunct Classes

Adjunct Classes

Adjunct Classes are classes that Providence Prep members are coordinating separately from Providence Prep's co-op classes. These classes are open to the public. Students and their families do not need to participate in Providence Prep in order to enroll in these classes. Providence Prep provides this website for class registration and communication, but the courses are run by the coordinator and/or instructor, not by the Providence Prep Board.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, these two Adjunct Classes are available:

An Introduction to Civics and US Government

Fridays, 2:35-3:30 PM beginning September 10 at Ketoctin Covenant Presbyterian Church in Purcellville

This one semester high school survey course covers a breadth of material. The textbook, Exploring Government, provides an overview of American government. Students will be exposed to a series of selections from influential works, laying the groundwork for a foundational understanding of government. Although the textbook will be the backbone of the class, it will be supplemented by other reading, class discussion, and essay assignments. The goal of this class is not to fill the students’ heads with a collection of facts and dates; it is to give them the knowledge and critical thinking skills required of good citizens. The class will be dedicated to American government but will touch on the political ideas of previous eras in order to expand students’ understanding of America and the world.

Ben Phibbs graduated in three years from Patrick Henry College where he earned a degree in Government with an emphasis on Political Theory. He was born and raised in a small town in North Carolina, attending a private Christian school from kindergarten through eighth grade and homeschooling for high school. After reading the Federalist Papers, Ben felt God's call to become an attorney. He plans to attend law school in 2022 and practice federal law in D.C.

During the weekly meetings we will review key concepts and terms through a lecture, reading quizzes, group discussion, and small projects (such as brief presentations). Weekly homework may include reading, vocabulary, study guides/reading comprehension questions, and work on any assigned projects or papers. Homework, quizzes, projects, papers, and tests will be graded by the teacher. Students will need to purchase the Notgrass Exploring Government Curriculum Package and may also purchase the Student Review pack (optional). 

Classes will be held on Friday afternoons in Purcellville from 2:35-3:30 PM, beginning September 10 and ending January 14. Tuition is $200 per enrolled student plus a $25 registration fee per family.

For transcript purposes, this course will provide 1 semester (usually 1/2 credit) US Government course.

To sign up, click on "Join" at the top right of this website and follow the registration instructions.

An Introduction to Economics (Spring Semester)


Fridays, 2:35-3:30 PM beginning January 21, 2022 at Ketoctin Covenant Presbyterian Church in Purcellville

Exploring Economics is a one-semester course that provides one half-year of credit for high school. Its goal is to give students a basic working knowledge of economics required to make informed political and financial decisions as citizens. The curriculum will touch on both macro- and microeconomics, covering terms such as supply and demand, GDP, and Consumer Price Index. Students will also explore the benefits and challenges of free markets and tackle contemporary economic issues like inflation from a biblical worldview. 

Ben Phibbs graduated in three years from Patrick Henry College where he earned a degree in Government with an emphasis on Political Theory. He was born and raised in a small town in North Carolina, attending a private Christian school from kindergarten through eighth grade and homeschooling for high school. After reading the "Federalist Papers", Ben felt God's call to become an attorney. He plans to attend law school in 2022 and practice federal law in D.C.

During the weekly meetings we will review key concepts and terms through a lecture, reading quizzes, group discussion, and small projects (such as brief presentations). Weekly homework may include reading, vocabulary, study guides/reading comprehension questions, and work on any assigned projects or papers. Homework, quizzes, projects, papers, and tests will be graded by the tutor. Students will need to purchase the Notgrass Exploring Economics Curriculum Package and may also purchase the Student Review pack (optional). 

Classes will be held on Friday afternoons in Purcellville from 2:35-3:30 PM, beginning January 21, 2022 and ending in early May. Tuition is $200 per enrolled student plus a $25 registration fee per family.

For transcript purposes, this course will provide 1 semester (usually 1/2 credit) Economics course.

To sign up, click on "Join" at the top right of this website and follow the registration instructions.


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