9th Grade

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)

Basic Science (current year)


  • 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
  • The Iliad, unabridged, translated by Robert Fagles
  • The Odyssey, unabridged, translated by Robert Fagles
  • The Aeneid, translated by Robert Fagles
  • Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare
  • The Three Theban Plays, Robert Fagles

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


  • Geometry Seeing, Doing, Understanding, 3rd edition, Harold Jacobs, ISBN: 0716743612
  • Geometry Seeing, Doing, Understanding, 3rd edition Solutions Manual (Mrs. Cochran has requested that all parents purchase this.)

Latin III

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


  • Traditional Logic (you need books 1 and 2), Martin Cothran
  • Traditional Logic workbooks (Memoria Press is now printing the logic exercises as a separate workbook (they used to be after every chapter). The students will need both the text and the workbook. Younger siblings can just buy a fresh workbook.)

Western Civ I

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