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Release date: August 30, 2005
Wayland to offer homeschool science program again

PLAINVIEW -- Wayland Baptist University’s science department will once again offer the Plainview Area Homeschool Science Enhancement Program for the school year, with the focus on chemistry for high school students.

              Beginning Sept. 23, students participating in the program will attend monthly lab sessions at Wayland that are tailored to supplement and enhance the science curriculum being studied at home. Using the resources of the Wayland chemistry lab, students are able to get hands-on science experience to enrich their learning.

              “As with all Wayland classes and programs, the tone and content of all the program material will be unapologetically Christian,” said Dr. Joel Boyd, who helped found the program four years ago and serves as instructor. “The careful and scientific study of creation can provide a unique insight into the Creator. Hands-on laboratory experience is invaluable in provoking students to ask ‘why?’ and ‘how?’ while giving them the tools to pursue these answers themselves.”

              Specifically, labs will be offered one Friday each month, with two meetings in October. Material augments the A-Beka curriculum, chosen because it is most commonly used.

              Cost for participation in the program is $80 per student, which covers the year of labs and all materials. The complete schedule of classes, along with covered material, may be found on the Wayland Web site.