9th Grade

Basic Science (current year)

Biology (next year)

  • Fall Semester: Exploring Creation with Biology, Wile and Durnell (Apologia)
  • Spring Semester: Advanced Biology: The Human Body, Shannon and Yunis (Apologia)
  • Tutor’s note: Both of these Biology texts can be obtained used from Amazon (here and here), or new from Amazon (here and here) or Apologia (here and here).


  • Handbook of Grammar and Composition, 4th edition (or any previous or used edition is fine, Abeka #63355
  • Writers Inc. (try Amazon or Half Price Books), ISBN: 0669471860


  • Geometry Seeing, Doing, Understanding, 3rd edition (try Amazon), Harold Jacobs, ISBN: 0716743612
  • The Jacobs Geometry book is now being published by My Father’s World. You can also find it (in addition to Amazon) along with the answer key, at www.mfwbooks.com
  • Additional materials: The Bones (Euclid) ISBN-13: 978-1888009217 ISBN-10: 1888009217

Latin III

  • Wheelock’s Latin Reader (try Amazon), Richard Lafleur, ISBN: 978-0060935061


  • Traditional Logic (you need books 1 and 2), Martin Cothran

Reading List

There are often inexpensive copies of the Homer and Virgil books (Fagles’ translation) available at Half Price Books locations.

Western Civ I

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization, Anthony Esolen ISBN: 1596980591
  • Water from a Deep Well, Sittser, ISBN: 978-083-083-7458