Buckle your seatbelts! English I is about to embark on an adventure through the ages and the pages! With a variety of literary works (novels, poetry, plays) as our vehicles, we will travel to distant lands, hear intriguing tales, and meet colorful characters you won’t soon forget. Your mission will be to analyze them as well as their surroundings and origin. Never fear! You will be adequately equipped with the necessary tools for success! You’ll sharpen your grammar, vocabulary, spelling and composition skills while braving the elements— the Literary Elements, that is! Once you have successfully completed your 30-week mission, you will be well-prepared for your next assignment: English II (World Literature)! Our comprehensive courses are designed to meet all your high school English needs from 9th through 12th grade, so this course is essentially the beginning of four years of fun! Are you ready to begin?!
From a Parent: Mrs. Appelgrijn was very engaging and motivating for my student. She was positive and my daughter ALWAYS looked forward to her class. Some of the reading may have been slightly difficult as it was British Lit, but Mrs. Appelgrijn managed to help guide my student into understanding.
Parent: I liked that my student was pushed out of their comfort zone with reading and writing. I appreciate the teacher’s energy and apparent love for what she taught.
From a Student: Mrs. Appelgrijn, I just wanted to thank you for being such an outstanding teacher to us this year. Not only did you teach us topics regarding language and literature, but you taught us what a servant of the Lord looks like based on your wonderful example. I will always remember how much effort you put into teaching our class and how much of a Godly woman you are! After each class, I would leave with so much joy in my heart and would feel exceptionally honored that the Lord would bless me with the opportunity to be your student! I absolutely loved our class time this year and will miss it greatly. Thank you again and again and again!
From a Student: Dear Mrs. Appelgrijn, ….I just took the test, and I really liked it. I always love your tests. They are a good mix of differently styled questions. They are engaging, and require you to think. I wanted to tell you that I made a special quizlet study set using all the terms for the test. This really helped me! Thank you for having this resource available for us to use. When you posted them for study use during the school year, I found them to be very helpful. I would study them everyday. I also made one for my science terms. …. I look forward to taking your English 4! Your student, Amelia—WI
From a Student: Hi Mrs. Appelgrijn! I just wanted to thank you for a great year! I loved your class and you’re the best teacher! You explain things so well and it’s so obvious that you love what you do and genuinely care about each of your students! You made this class so fun! I hope you have a wonderful Summer! Thanks for a great year!
I have 3 students in my local area interested in your class since I have bragged on you so much!! We are not familiar with that curriculum so since I had already registered G. I thought I would order it for them to see. G. and I had experience with you so we didn’t care about the curriculum . My college roommate’s son is also looking at your Brit Lit class for next year because the girls talk about how good you are. You and Michelle Glandon have done some magic and won them over lol!
Thanks again for your help!
From a Student: I wanted to thank you so much for this year! You are such an amazing teacher and person and I can’t believe I was lucky enough to have you as a teacher for two years!! I’ve always loved my english classes, but with you it became my favorite subject and class. You Tuesdays were my favorite days because I always had class to look forward to! The icebreakers, the discussions, videos (annotation video),and basically everything you did in class was so much fun and I’m sad it’s over:( You were always so enthusiastic and brought enough energy for every student that it was impossible for anyone get bored. I already miss class and I really wish I could take another class with you next year! I learned so much this year, while also having so much fun too! Thank you for being an amazing teacher…”
The literature that the teacher chose for the children to read has been exceptional. Her enthusiasm and love for the children is evident to me in every class.
Mrs. Applegrijn is awesome! She is so sweet! Addy is enjoying the class so much. This is our first class at The Academy and are planning to take more next year. 🙂
She is really alive and fun in the classroom. (Both kids loved her.)
We love the interaction and good Christian environment.