Academics

High School Core Courses

Beginning as early as their junior year of high school, students may take dual-credit courses for both college and high school level credit. Students in high school take rigorous courses that enhance skills such as speech and presentation, critical thinking, close reading and analysis, and research writing.

Mathematics

Algebra

Grade: 9 Credit: 1 unit
Algebra 1 presents algebra topics in a logical order with detailed examples to promote student comprehension. Numeric and algebraic expressions are simplified before solving and graphing linear equations, inequalities, and their systems. Polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, and solving rational and quadratic equations are also covered. Special features focus on probability and statistics.

Geometry

Grade: 9-11 Credit: 1 unit
Learn from a balanced study of proofs, theorems, and real-life geometry. Included are area, volume, congruence, similarity, space, transformations, constructions, and trigonometry. The book contains analytic geometry features, Geometry Around Us, Geometry and Scripture, and biographical sketches of mathematicians.

Algebra 2 / Trigonometry

Grade: 9-11 Credit: 1 unit
Algebra 2 will shape your student’s worldview by emphasizing how mathematics helps Christians serve others and glorify God. Each chapter opener presents an interesting real-world application and a clearly stated Biblical Worldview Connection. Algebra 2 covers concepts such as linear, quadratic, polynomial, radical, and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and probability and statistics. Complex numbers are also covered throughout the text.

Pre-Calculus

Grade: 11-12 Credit: 1 unit
This college preparatory course emphasizes functions, graphing, and trigonometry throughout and introduces differential calculus. Math Around the World and biographical sketches of mathematicians appear throughout the text. An approximation methods feature, Math and Scripture, and dominion modeling activities for graphing calculators are in every chapter. This book replaces Advanced Math.

Consumer Math

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 1 unit
Prepare your students for making financial decisions with instruction about credit card charges, taxes, interest on loans and savings, personal banking, and costs of transportation, food, clothing, utilities, insurance, and filling out income tax forms. Being a good steward of the Lord’s money is the primary emphasis. The student text presents concepts with numerous examples and step-by-step explanations. Each section contains five cumulative review problems, and each chapter contains a chapter review.

Communications

Fundamentals of Literature & Composition

Grade: 9 Credit: 1 unit
Fundamentals of Literature Student Text (2nd ed.) conveys the literature’s foundational elements of conflict, character, theme, point of view, structure, and tone. Students are also introduced to literary criticism and are encouraged to read and analyze literature in light of a Christian worldview. The literature selections are delivered in an attractive new format accompanied by rich illustrations, author biographies, and application questions that promote critical thinking skills.

Elements of Literature & Composition

Grade: 10 Credit: 1 unit
Elements of Literature broadens students’ understanding of literature by focusing on advanced literary concepts. Students will learn the method and the importance of literary analysis by studying pieces from several genres and interpreting them in light of biblical truth. One of the major literary pieces studied is Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The textbook promotes critical thinking skills as key to understanding and appreciating literature. Also, a visual analysis section found at the beginning of each unit relates the unit’s topic with the visual arts.

American Literature & Composition

Grade: 11 Credit: 1 unit
American Literature Student Text (3rd ed.) contains introductory essays for each unit providing an overview of the cultural and historical events and ideas influencing each literary period. The instruction for the literature selections is structured around the reading process approach. Students will improve close-reading skills with questions during reading that focus on the three strands of study: Analyze, Read, and Evaluate.

British Literature & Composition

Grade: 12 Credit: 1 unit
The purpose of British Literature is twofold: to improve academic writing in preparation for college-level work and to increase critical reading and response skills. British Literature discusses literature selections and cultural issues from eight literary periods in light of Scripture: Old English, Middle English, Tudor, Stuart, Neoclassical, Romantic, Victorian, and Modern. The literature collection traces English Christianity from its beginning to the present and studies Shakespeare’s drama Macbeth. Upon the completion of this course, students should be able to summarize, analyze, and respond to a literary piece at a collegiate level while maintaining strong Christian principles and a biblical worldview.

Science

Physical Science

Grade: 9 Credit: 1 unit
This science course meets the students where they are: in the lunchroom, on the sports field, on the roads, and in the music room. Through physical science, students will learn how everything they do relates to chemistry and physics. In the chemistry chapters they will see the wonder in how matter and energy interacts in the food we eat, the drinks we drink, and the matter that makes up our world. In physics chapters, they will see how things move, why things move, and why objects behave as they do.

Biology

Grade: 9 Credit: 1 unit
See science in modern life as your student studies an introduction to cellular biology, genetics, taxonomy, microbiology, botany, zoology, and human anatomy. The biology materials uphold the sanctity and wonder of life as God has created it. These materials discuss Christian positions on eugenics, drugs, abortion, diseases, miracles, evolution, euthanasia, homosexuality, ecology, genetic engineering, AIDS, and animal rights.

Chemistry

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 1 unit
Presents recent chemistry-related research and developments, relevant dominion science problems with stimulating discussion starters, and a new chapter discussing modern materials. Chemistry-related career features inform students of opportunities to serve God and mankind through science. New features include learning objectives at the start of every section, chapter summary points for quick review, page numbers for boldface terms, and much more.

Physics

Grade: 11-12 Credit: 1 unit
Physics introduces students to the world of forces, movement, mechanics, and energy, and lays the foundations for learning about electricity, magnetism, and optics. In addition to learning the logical problem-solving approaches so integral to all disciplines, students will also develop a solid biblical worldview, learn how to apply it in scientific study, and gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the orderliness of God’s creation.

History

Cultural Geography

Grade: 9 Credit: 1 unit
Cultural Geography helps students become informed citizens and empowered participants in society. The curriculum teaches cultural geography from a biblical perspective and will encourage students to appreciate the diversity of people, cultures, and landforms. It also aims to develop critical-thinking skills and demonstrates how knowledge of cultural geography is essential to understanding people from different nations and cultures.

World History

Grade: 9 Credit: 1 unit
World History recounts the story of mankind from creation to the present. Students examine ancient civilizations through the Greeks to the Roman Empire. Then they survey India, Asia, and Africa on their way to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation, upon which modern history is founded. They are challenged to discover the forces, issues, people, and movements that have shaped our modern world. God’s providence and Bible integration are given prominence as the students are taught to view the world through a Christian lens.

United States History

Grade: 10 Credit: 1 unit
Uncover the exciting history of our nation in an informative and thought-provoking survey of the history of the United States. Within a biblical worldview, gain understanding of the forces, issues, and events that have shaped United States history and the people who made it happen.

American Government

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 1 unit
In the American Government your student will learn about essential features of American government, from its historical and scriptural foundations to detailed analysis of its inner workings. The course provides an overview of changes and developments in our government with an emphasis on the U.S. Constitution and current events.

Foreign Language

Spanish 1

Grade: 9 Credit:1 unit
Through this course students will learn communicative language based on functional grammar structures. This training will help students to begin to apply this in Bible readings in order to understand and share the gospel of Jesus. There will also be an introduction of the Spanish (Latin American) culture.

Spanish 2

Grade: 10 Credit: 1 unit
Through this course students will learn a more communicative language and the ability for expression in writing. This training will help extend the knowledge of reading the Bible in Spanish and simple prayers in the foreign language.

Spanish 3

Grade: 11 Credit: 1 unit
This course offers an Extension of Communicative Language and Culture of Latin America through an introduction of Spanish literature. The technique and ability to say, read, and understand more complex texts in Spanish is necessary in this course.

Bible

Foundations of Grace

Grade: 9 Credit: 1 unit
Walking in the power of grace extends to all aspects of life, from how we relate to God and others to how we utilize our resources. Through
Foundations of Grace, students will develop a proper perspective on grace as the foundation of everyday Christian living. Topics of teaching include the identity of a Christian as a new creation and the Christian’s practical response to grace while growing in God.

Life of Christ

Grade: 10 Credit: 1 unit
The humanity of Jesus is the inexhaustible treasure entrusted to us by the Father. The eternal Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us and thus every facet of His life speaks to us of His heart. Life of Christ will examine the life of Christ from the Incarnation to the Ascension as recorded in the Gospels. Students will receive a survey of the historical context as well as gain confidence in the inspiration and reliability of the Gospel accounts in light of modern scholarship. Specific attention will be paid throughout the course to teaching style, culture and the world of first century Israel.

Church History & Eschatology

Grade: 11 Credit: 1 unit
This first semester of Church History & Eschatology will focus on the historical expansion and establishment of the church across the earth up to modern day. The influential individuals and philosophical approaches to Christianity that both strengthened and weakened the Good News of Christianity will be examined. The second semester will then address the shaping and role of the church in the coming days before the return of Jesus. The most glorious time for the body of Christ still lies ahead!

Apologetics & Research

Grade: 12 Credit: 1 unit
Apologetics & Research will focus on the discipline of defending the Gospel through research, class debates, and examining the systemic approach to heretical beliefs that were combatted throughout church history. The goal of the class is to establish a foundation of Christian beliefs that prepares the student for the secular and atheistic world.

Physical Education

Physical Education 1

Grade: 9 Credit: 0.5 unit

Physical Education is an elective course that focuses on the fitness and conditioning aspects of physical training. Initially students are introduced to effective warm-up, exercise, and cool-down techniques and practice skills for a variety of team sports. At the end of each quarter, students take a basic fitness test to measure overall improvement.

Physical Education 2

Grade: 10 Credit: 0.5 unit

Physical Education is an elective course that focuses on the fitness and conditioning aspects of physical training. Initially students are introduced to effective warm-up, exercise, and cool-down techniques and practice skills for a variety of team sports. At the end of each quarter, students take a basic fitness test to measure overall improvement.

Electives

Computer

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 0.5 unit
Computer classes in high school span a variety of topics including: Basic Typing, Introduction to Software, and Introduction to Programming. Students practice proper typing skills in order to gain accuracy and speed. Students taking a softwares course are introduced to the most common and current software used at the high school and college level: Powerpoint/Keynote, Excel/Numbers, Word/Pages, Adobe, Canva, and Google Suite. Students taking an Introduction to Programming course learn about app design, variables, conditionals, functions, algorithms, digital information, and data security. 

Speech

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 0.5 unit
A one-semester course, which involves topic choice, research, organization, and effective communication. Speaking projects include introductions, interviews, demonstration speeches, declamations, informative speeches, devotional speeches, and persuasive speeches. This course also includes discussions of the communication process, audience analysis, and public speaking guidelines.

Theatre

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 0.5 unit
This course prepares students for performance at school gatherings, in church, and in competition. Excellent appendices contain performance pieces as well as resources to minimize research.

Choir

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 0.5 unit
This course will focus on vowel placement, articulation, and resonance, utilizing choral songs to help foster these skills. The students will focus on singing solid melody lines in worship and art songs while maintaining proper vowel formations. In addition, this course will focus on rhythm, ear training, chord qualities, and sight singing to undergird the student’s abilities. The student’s performance(s) will serve as the final examination of this course.

Drawing & Design

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 0.5 unit
This is a “hands-on” foundations course in basic drawing and design principles. This course will be divided between drawing and design, 2 days a week. The 1st day (of the week), the student will be exposed to different “experimental” approaches to drawing (both from life and imagination). Students will master techniques in light (gradation) and line (shape and form). They will also be given opportunities to copy from various styles (including the masters—both past & present). The 2nd day, the student will be taught basic principles of design (how to lead the eye, using grids, color and form). The student will master techniques for creating “pleasing- to-the-eye” compositions. The course will end with a final project that combines drawing & composition with options for using learned collage techniques (combining drawings with fragments of magazine images etc.).

Yearbook

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 0.5 unit
The Student Yearbook Committee is composed of dedicated high school students who are particularly interested in the arts, marketing, photography, communications, and the like. The Yearbook Committee emphasizes skills such as organization, communication, creative design, multitasking, and even social skills. Student members learn to brainstorm together through creative ideas of visually displaying their school’s spirit as well as set and meet deadlines for given projects.

Health and Wellness

Grade: 9-12 Credit: 0.5 unit
In Total Health, students will engage in discussion of health related topics from a Christian perspective. Topics include nutrition, physiology, medicine, human development, disease prevention, and the like. Discussion also includes mental, emotional and spiritual health awareness.

Internship

Grade: 11-12 Credit: 0.5 unit or 1 unit
Internships are designed to foster an innovative environment where education and business collaborate together to provide meaningful experiences for students. Internships give students a chance to learn from professionals with real world experience and to explore their professional interests as they progress in their education.