2024-2025 School Year

Civics SPT

Tuesdays AND Thursdays

Offered on a Rotating Schedule: (Scheduled for this year, 24-25)

Course Description

This course covers American government, including states, important documents, and branches of government, along with state and local government, symbols and holidays of America, leaders, voting, the party system, military, as well as Native American government and homeland security. Reading, workbook pages, and activities help reinforce the material.  The 2 volumes of text and the Citizen’s Handbook come with the curriculum. The Lesson Review Workbook must be added separately for a nominal charge. Students are given daily reading assignments and take most tests at home. The class time consists of lectures and activities. Parents will be asked to aid students by checking answers to workbook pages, helping students study for tests, and proctoring tests sent home by co-op. Assignments will be posted on the class assignment calendar and in JupiterEd.

Note: Summer homework will be assigned in August and will need to be completed by the first day of class.

To be successful in this class:

Students must be able to organize material and complete assignments on time. Students will be expected to follow the Jupiter Ed assignment calendar, maintain a rigorous reading schedule, study material at home, come to class prepared, take an active part in classroom discussions, and interact with civics through creative projects. This course requires an average of 2-2.5 hours weekly of work at home.

Grades: 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Fees: $360 per class per year

Sections Offered: 3rd Hour - Seay

Required Materials



Other materials:

  • 3-ring binder
  • Access to printer (with ink and paper)

3rd Hour - Seay

Meet Ashlyn Seay

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from North Greenville University
Teaching Experience: taught in the public school system in Spartanburg District One for 5 years; one year teaching 6th grade science, one year teaching 5th grade ELA and social studies, and three years teaching 4th grade ELA and social studies
Certifications: Certified to teach in South Carolina grades 2-6
UHC Courses taught:

  • 6th grade Ecology
  • 7/8th grade World History
  • 3rd grade Geography

Began teaching at UHC in 2022

2 Day Model, Tuesday and Thursday – 3rd Hour