High School

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Four Square is a Christian community that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays for twelve weeks per term in Byron Center, MI. It is a drop-off program and parents are not required to volunteer. We welcome and encourage families to join us for chapel worship at 8:45am.

High school students have a wide variety of 60 and 90 minute a la carte graded classes to choose from between 8:30am-2pm. Four Square has a robust high school community and many students take multiple classes over the course of one or two days. There are volunteer opportunities and a study hall option for students with a break between classes. 

Four Square High School is inspired by Charlotte Mason’s educational methods. She held students in the highest esteem and emphasized the value of living literature, hands-on learning, nature study, good habits, and the strong faith of a student.

We have several special high school events throughout the year including: 

  • Barn Dance, Bonfire & Hayride
  • Spring Formal Banquet
  • High School Play
  • College & Career Fair
  • Formal High School Graduation Ceremony

"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education."

Charlotte Mason

Enrichment
2024-2025

monday Enrichment

The enrollment rate of $250/class includes 24 weeks of 1 hour classes. The enrollment rate of $350/class includes 24 weeks of 1.5 hour classes. 

8-9am

Worship Arts
taught by Ben Barr

$250

Students will be part of a worship team. In addition to worshipping together, they will have opportunities throughout the year to lead chapel for the Four Square community. All instruments and singers welcome.

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8:30-10am

Spanish 1
taught by Sarah Luckey

$350

Spanish 1 is taught with a conversational approach. The focus of the class is grammar, vocabulary, and relevant cultural study.

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9-10am

Health & Nutrition
taught by Mary Voogt

$250

Students will learn basic health principles. They will also learn homesteading and life skills such as how to prepare fermented foods, gardening, canning and preserving foods, raising animals well, natural remedies, and more! Taught by a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Homesteader.

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Israel: God’s Chosen People
taught by Dawn Wierenga

$250

God reveals His faithfulness through the story of Israel. Students will trace Israel’s timeline from Abraham through the significance of the modern State of Israel. Includes Bible study discussion and Biblical feast experiences.

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Economics & Personal Finance
taught by Josh Greer

$250

Semester 1: Students will read Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money while exploring all
aspects of personal finance, including hands-on activities to learn budgeting and saving.

Semester 2: Students will read What Happened to Penny Candy to gain a Christian worldview on
economics, including a study of both micro- and macro-economics. Hands-on activities will help illustrate principles such as supply-and-demand, inflation, and international trade.

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10-11am

Geography & Current Events
taught by Dawn Wierenga

$250

What’s going on in the world? Students will research and discuss specific current events, including learning about the geography of the location. Class concludes with prayer. Example: Research and discuss conflict between Russia and Ukraine, draw a map of the region, pray for the people of Russia and Ukraine.

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Fitness
taught by Chriss Pruim

$250

This fitness class will increase strength, improve stamina, and target cardio training.

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Introduction to Graphic Design
taught by Lisa Delnay

$250

Learn the basics of graphic design from a professional. Students will need a laptop and Canva Pro. Each class will include instruction, Q&A, and active design time. Students will create their own digital design portfolio.

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Constitution & American Government
taught by Josh Greer

$250

Students will learn and discuss the importance of the Constitution in the formation of American Government and how it is still relevant today. Preparing students to be knowledgable, engaged citizens.

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ASL 2
taught by Leisa Gustafson

$250

*Prerequisite: ASL I or equivalent. Students will build on their knowledge of ASL and increase their understanding of hearing losses, Deaf culture, and occupations for interpreters for the Deaf. Students will be adept at translating Bible stories by year’s end.

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11-Noon

Apologetics
taught by Dawn Wierenga

$250

Students will learn about and discuss apologetics. They will read the Bible, The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel, and Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis to gain confidence in defending their faith.

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Life & Career Prep
taught by Josh Greer

$250

Learn the basics to prepare for adult life and responsibilities. Lessons will include creating a resume, preparing for a job interview, changing a tire, checking oil on a car, comparison shopping, leadership, citizenship, community service, etiquette, and more! *This class is aimed at preparing 16+ for adulthood.

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Communication Arts
taught by Sarah Luckey

$250

Students will learn about the value of communication in relationships and life. A variety of engaging class experiences will include: improv games, job interview skills, writing speeches, research & debate, conflict resolution, presentations, and more. 

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11-12:30

Theater
taught by Rebecca Maloley

$350

Students will go through the theater process including auditioning for a role, memorizing lines and participating in a spring performance. The Four Square Theater Company has additional opportunities for students to apprentice in stage makeup and costume design.

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Handyman
taught by David Gruber

$350

Students will learn a wide range of skills with corresponding hands-on learning experiences. Taught by a retired builder. Examples of lessons include HVAC, basic plumbing, small engine, etc. 

*Four Square is also offering Woodshop & Electric on Wednesdays from 12:30-2pm. Click HERE for more information. 

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ASL 1
taught by Leisa Gustafson

$350

Students will gain an understanding of ASL, its vocabulary, grammar, Christian heritage, physiology, and culture. Students will be required to give their personal testimony in ASL by year’s end.

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12:30-2pm

Art Studio
taught by Christina Stephenson

$350

Students will engage with a variety of medium including illustration, clay, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, and handicrafts. Includes an artist study per term.

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Carpentry 
taught by David Gruber

$350

Students will learn carpentry basics, help build the set for the play, and build a small project such as a chair or table. Students will have an opportunity to serve on the stage crew for the spring play.

*Four Square is also offering Woodshop & Electric on Wednesdays from 12:30-2pm. Click HERE for more information.

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Spanish 2
taught by Sarah Luckey

$350

*Prerequisite: Spanish 1 or equivalent. Students will build on their knowledge of Spanish taught with a conversational approach. The focus of the class is grammar, vocabulary, and relevant cultural study.

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Home Economics
taught by Kristen Cnossen

$350

Students will learn a wide range of skills with corresponding hands-on learning experiences. Examples of lessons include cooking, baking, hand-sewing, knitting, cake-decorating, quilting, and more!

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Christian Intro to Psychology
taught by Laura Marsman

$350

This course will introduce students to an overview of the many concepts involved in psychology from a Christian perspective. This is a course that not only gives students life preparation skills and self-awareness, but also an awe of God’s creation of the human brain and mind.

*Prerequisite: Students must have completed Biology.

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Supply List

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Apologetics

Bible
The Case for Christ, by Lee Strobel
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis

A Basic Course in American Sign Language student text by Paden, O’Rourke, Humphries
2-3 inch binder
4 tabbed dividers
28 dividers numbered 1–28

A Basic Course in American Sign Language student text, by Paden, O’Rourke, Humphries
Intermediate Conversational Sign Languageby Willard Madson
Deaf Heritage: A Student Text and Workbookby Jack R. Gannon
A 2- to 3-inch binder
4-5 tabbed dividers

Pencil
Paper
Safety Glasses
Tape Measure
Half-Inch Chisel

The Summer of 1787, by David O. Stewart

The Road to Serfdom, F.A. Hayek

The Complete Guide to Moneyby Dave Ramsey
Whatever Happened to Penny Candyby Richard Maybury

Beach Towel or Floor Mat
5-10 lb dumbbell set (personal preference)

Bible
Watercolor Paper
Thin Sharpie
Basic Watercolor Paints

Pencil
Pink Pearl Eraser
Scissors
Glue Stick
Regular Black Sharpie
Fine Tip Sharpie
Basic Colored Pencil Set
Basic Watercolor Set
Basic Oil Pastel Set
Basic Drawing Pencils 6B or 8B and 2H or 4H
Ruler

Pencil
Paper
Safety Glasses
Tape Measure
Half-Inch Chisel

6 Wide Mouth Pint Mason Jars
6 Mason Jar Lids and Bands
Basic Notebook 

Notebook and Pen
Size 7 Knitting Needles 
Cotton Yarn in Color of Choice 3-4 Yards Assorted 100% Cotton Fabrics (*wait to buy until directions are given in class)
Tupperware Container (*for bringing home food leftovers second semester only)

Graphic Design for Everyone, by Cath Cadwell
Laptop with Windows or Mac OS (installed)
Kent or Herrick District Library Card
Digital Camera or Phone Camera
Drawing Notepad
Colored Pencils
Pencil and Eraser

Contact instructor with questions: Ldelnay@gmail.com

Notebook

Binder and Tab Dividers

High School Calendar

Open House
August 19, 2024 10-11am


Classes
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25

January 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 10, 17, 24
April 14, 21, 28

*Snow Make-Up Dates (only if needed) – March 3 + May 5


High School Spanish & ASL Extra Classes
December 9 + May 5


High School Play
April 25, 2025


High School Formal
May 2, 2025


High School Graduation Ceremony
May 9, 2025

Academic
2024-2025

9am-2pm
$250-$350/class

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Wednesday Academic

The enrollment rate of $250/class includes 24 weeks of 1 hour classes. The enrollment rate of $350/class for Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics includes 28 weeks of 1.5 hour lab classes. 

9-10AM

American Literature
taught by Josh Greer

$250

Literature discussion of The King’s Fifth, by Scott O’Dell, Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, and The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. Includes corresponding poet study and recitation. 

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British Literature
taught by Suzanne Erdmann

$250

Literature discussion of Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, and The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. Includes corresponding poet study and recitation. 

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World Literature (10th-12th)
taught by Sarah Luckey

$250

Literature discussion of Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, Night, by Elie Wiesel, and Russian short stories. Includes a corresponding poet study and recitation.

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10-11am

American History
taught by Matt Troast

$250

An overview and discussion of American History from the explorers through the mid-twentieth century. 

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Modern World History
taught by Dawn Wierenga

$250

An overview and discussion of Modern World History from the Renaissance through today. 
Exploring World History: Part 2, by Ray Notgrass

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Creative Writing
taught by Josh Greer

$250

Students will join a community of creative writers to learn and practice both fiction and non-fiction narrative writing, as well as study creative techniques used by well-known writers. 

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Advanced Writing (10th-12th)
taught by Sarah Luckey

$250

Students will be assigned a variety of writing projects including Essays, Analytical Writing (Pilgrim’s Progress), a Cover Letter, a Business Plan, Creative Writing, and Research Writing. 

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11-Noon

Grammar & Composition
taught by Suzanne Erdmann

$250

Students will have comprehensive grammar lessons and weekly written narration assignments.

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Research Writing (10th-12th)
taught by Josh Greer

$250

Students will study research papers and learn proper formatting to apply to their own research writing.

 

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Ancient World History
taught by Sarah Luckey

$250

An overview and discussion of Ancient World History from Creation through the Middle Ages. 
Exploring World History: Part 1, by Ray Notgrass

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11-12:30

Physics (10th-12th) 11-12:30pm
taught by Jason Neil

$350

Discovering Design with Physics, by Dr. Jay Wile

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Lunch 12-12:30pm

12:30-2pm

Anatomy & Physiology
taught by Cristi Lin

$350

Wonders of the Human Body 1by Dr. Tommy Mitchell
Wonders of the Human Body 2, by Dr. Tommy Mitchell

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Biology
taught by Laura Marsman

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Chemistry (10th-12th)
taught by Kristen Cnossen

$350

Discovering Design with Chemistry, by Dr. Jay Wile 

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Woodshop & Electric
taught by David Gruber

$350

Introduction to residential electric, basic plumbing, heating & cooling, and blueprint reading. Introduction to woodshop including tools, cabinetry, joints, assembly, etc. Students will learn skills and build projects. 

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Supply List

The supply list includes links to suggested literature and supplies. As an Amazon Associate, we may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra expense to you. The HSB, Inc. is our recommended resource for new/used literature.

High School Anatomy & Physiology

Masterbooks Biology Set, by Dr. Dennis Englin 
Lab Notebook (composition notebook used solely for lab experiments)
Lined notebook and folder (for taking notes and keeping assignments organized)
3X5 Notecards (for vocabulary words)
Notecard Organizer (for vocabulary words)
Black Pen, Pencil with Eraser

Discovering Design with Chemistry, by Dr. Jay Wile
Answer Key and Tests for Discovering Design with Chemistry
Lab Notebook (composition notebook used solely for lab experiments)
Lined notebook and folder (for taking notes and keeping assignments organized)
Black Pen, Pencil with Eraser
Lab Goggles
Scientific Calculator (does not need to be graphing)

Lab Notebook (composition notebook used solely for lab experiments)
Lined notebook and folder (for taking notes and keeping assignments organized)
3X5 Notecards (for vocabulary words)
Notecard Organizer (for vocabulary words)
Black Pen, Pencil with Eraser
Scientific Calculator (does not need to be graphing)
*Curriculum will be provided by instructor.

Land of Hope: Young Reader’s Edition (Volume 1), by Wilfred M. McClay
Land of Hope: Young Reader’s Edition (Volume 2), by Wilfred M. McClay
The Book of Centuries History Spine (will email class with book)
No Promises in the Wind, by Irene Hunt
Rifles for Watie, by Harold Keith
Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes 

Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan (Alan Vermilye edition)
Notebook

Notebook

Notebook

Notebook

The Giver, by Lois Lowry
Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (unabridged)
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (unabridged)
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway (unabridged)
Commonplace Book (hardcover, lined notebook)

Commonplace Book (hardcover, lined notebook)
Much Ado About Nothing
, by William Shakespeare (unabridged)
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (unabridged)
Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens (unabridged)
The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis (unabridged) 
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

Commonplace Book (hardcover, lined notebook)
Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes (translated by Walter Starkie) 
Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom
Night, by Elie Wiesel 

Pencil
Paper
Safety Glasses
Tape Measure

Academic Calendar

Open House
August 19, 2024 10-11am


Classes
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
December 4

January 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 12, 19, 26
April 16, 23, 30

*Snow Make-Up Dates  – March 5 + May 7


Poetry Celebration
April 30


High School Science Extra Classes
December 11 + May 7


High School Formal
May 2, 2025


High School Graduation Ceremony
May 9, 2025