Course Catalog

 

 

MATH

 

Algebra 1

The use of mathematical ideas in solving problems ranging from everyday applications to applications in the physical and biological sciences

 

Algebra 2

Presents a thorough review of elementary algebra and will help acquire important manipulative algebraic skills. An understanding of algebraic concepts will help in advancement to prepare for further study in mathematics.

 

Plane Geometry

Teaches how to use known facts to verify the truth of additional facts, to solve geometric problems, and to use deductive reasoning for drawing correct conclusions. It encourages learning to think naturally, logically, and systematically.

 

Consumer Mathematics

No other math course is as clearly related to knowledge and skills that are a must for every person. Percents, proportions, fractions, decimals, word problem skills, and many other concepts are fun to learn in the practical setting of buying a car, food, house, clothing, insurance, etc.

 

Pre-Calculus

Teaches the student how to select and apply various techniques to solve mathematical problems in a skillful, systematic, and logical manner. The underlying principles of trigonometry and interrelationships of lines and functions with graphical and analytical problem-solving techniques from a study in analytical geometry will be taught. The study culminates with an introduction to selected calculus topics

 

 

ENGLISH

 

English 9 (All the below are included)

Grammar and Composition

Provides foundation practice of proper grammar and develops the basic composition skills utilized in outlining, summarizing, researching, and writing a variety of expositions, letters, and essay answers.

 

Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry

Emphasizes the application of several spelling rules, the addition of specific suffixes, and the necessity of learning frequently misspelled words. The goals of poetry recitation and memorization are an enjoyment and appreciation of poetic beauty and excellence.

 

Themes in Literature

Covers some of the familiar classics such as Wind in the Willows, Jane Eyre, Don Quixote, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It not only aids in increased enjoyment of literature but also provides the foundation needed to critically analyze it. This then can serve as a stimulus for corresponding creative essays.

 

English 9 (All the below are included)

Grammar and Composition

Builds upon the grammar foundation established in previous years

and introduces new concepts to further enhance the students’ knowledge of basic grammar. In addition, this text emphasizes explanative writing by having students write essays, an extended definition, a process paper, a literary theme, critical book reviews, and a research paper.

Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry

Helps reinforce writing, speaking, and reading comprehension. Students memorize ten poems over the course of the year. This memory work will help lay a foundation for future literature studies. In addition, it will teach how to solve analogy questions and how to analyze word meanings based on their prefixes, roots, and suffixes.

 World Literature

Offers a background to the study of world literature, the second part introduces works chronologically from the time of the ancient East to the Modern Age (twentieth century). Students will read classics, which reflect the thinking of each time period, such as Divine Comedy, Moby Dick, Paradise Lost, Aesop’s Fables, and Fox's Book of Martyrs. Art appreciation is also an important part of the literature study in English 10. As the author uses words to paint visual images in our minds, the artist uses his brush to paint a story. World Literature includes paintings, sculptures, and architecture that reflect the themes of each unit.

 

English 10 (All the below are included)

Grammar and Composition

The abilities to express ideas creatively and to skillfully comprehend the written word are built upon the study elements included in English 11. This course builds upon the grammar foundation established in previous years and introduces new concepts to further enhance the students’ knowledge of basic grammar. In addition a strong emphasis in writing through assignments in argumentative essay, narrative essay, exposition of a process, literary character analysis, critical book reviews, and a research paper. Several smaller writing assignments are also included throughout.

Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry

Will greatly help in writing, speaking, and reading comprehension. Nine poems will be memorized throughout the year. The benefits of reciting and memorizing poetry are learning an appreciation of poetic excellence, enriching, their personal lives, and laying a foundation for future literature studies. Students will also further develop their ability to analyze words by studying prefixes, roots, and suffixes

American Literature

Presents a variety of selections that reflect the faith, doubts, longings,

accomplishments, and emotions of the American people. It will further develop skills in analyzing literature through the study of several genres and time periods of American literature. In addition, the significances of American authors and their influential works will be taught while reading classics such as Moby Dick, Ben Hur, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Innocents Abroad, and The Song of Hiawatha.

Since art appreciation is an important part of the literature study in English 11,

American Literature includes paintings that reflect the themes and time periods of each unit.

 

English 12 (All the below are included)

Grammar and Composition

English 12 is designed to incorporate a program of English literature, composition, grammar, vocabulary, and outside reading into a senior-level English class. The study of grammar is not stressed in the senior year as much as in earlier years because of the extensive background that students should have gained from previous study; however, grammar is still taught briefly each day.

 Vocabulary, Poetry

Will help writing, speaking, and reading comprehension. Many of the words are taken from English Literature. It includes the study of antonyms and synonyms included with the definitions and learn prefixes, root words, and suffixes, expanding vocabulary even further. Ten poems will be memorized throughout the year.

English Literature

Presents a chronological study of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period

to the Modern Age (twentieth century). Classics such as Beowulf, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pride and Prejudice, Paradise Lost, Robinson Crusoe, David Copperfield, and The Canterbury Tales were chosen not only for their literary value but also for their character development. Study will include a variety of literary genres and will further analyze literature through in-depth studies of a tragedy, an allegory, and a novel. In order to help visualize the works and time periods being studied, English Literature contains a variety of illustrations and photographs of English people, places, and art.

 

HISTORY

 

World Geography

Presents a physical-cultural study of the earth and mankind. It covers from the beginning of nations at Babel, throughout the ages, to give a better understanding of the physical features of the earth as well as the cultures of its people. This class recognizes and discusses the national identities of individual countries. Building on what students have previously learned, this text presents a deeper, more thorough study of the religions, languages, customs, historic backgrounds, resources, and industries

to expand the students’ knowledge of each continent, region, and country presented.

 

World History and Cultures

Provides a framework for understanding the concepts in history and explores language and writing through the ages.  It gives insight to the people and events of history. Covering The Beginning of Civilization; Europe: Beginnings of Western Civilization; The Middle Ages: From the Ancient to the Modern; The Reformation Era: The Modern Age Begins; The Age of Ideas: Revolution, Revival, and Reform; and the Twentieth Century: A World at War.

 

 

United States History

The United States has attained a position of world stature unknown in the history of mankind. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that there be a study of the history of such a nation. The text includes the facts, dates, and places that make up history. A thorough coverage of key historical events, reinforced by pictures, maps, and biographical sketches, helps to make the past come alive. After affirming the

roots of American history in Europe, United States History traces the progress of America through its stages of colonization, independence, and growth to its emergence as a world power in the twentieth century.

 

American Government

Seeks to give a clear understanding of the historical and philosophical elements that make the United States a unique nation. American Government traces the roots of

our political institutions and examines the Constitution itself. Through a clear explanation of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government, it teaches how a republic actually functions. Also, the state and local government will be taught.

 

 

 

Economics: Work and Prosperity

Teaches basic economic principles and gives a clear understanding of free-enterprise, capitalism and individual moral responsibility. This course stresses acceptance of moral responsibility to man. Finally, it strengthens the link between economic freedom and the political and individual freedoms Americans enjoy.

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Physical Science: Matter and Energy

Builds a foundation for future studies in chemistry, physics, and other fields.

The purpose of science becomes the application of scientific knowledge for mankind’s benefit. From chemistry to physics, the goal is to learn how man might extend his “dominion” and make better use of creation. With man’s dominion over the earth comes a responsibility to tend, manage, and conserve resources. However, the ultimate purpose of creation must not be forgotten—the earth was made for man to inhabit, and its resources were made for man to use.

 

Health

Will help to gain a deeper knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Will learn how to maintain their physical health through good nutrition and fitness with an emphasis on cardio respiratory and musculoskeletal health.

A study of the nervous system encourages to maintain good mental and emotional health. Practical aspects of safety and first aid are included in the middle of the course.

 

Biology

Deals with one of the most fascinating subjects known to man. It begins with a combination of field, text, and lab work to take a closer look at plants. The correct use of the microscope and dissections are used to study plants and animals. The anatomy and physiology of the human body are studied using the trans vision view of the human body, which shows some of the body systems. There is a deeper look into the micro-cosmos as they learn some of man’s latest discoveries about the most complicated structure in all of creation: the living cell.

 

Chemistry: Precision and Design

Explores the many branches of chemistry to discover the ingenious structure and orderly function of creation. This course presents chemistry as a foundational science and includes chapters on nuclear and organic chemistry. It seeks not only to give a solid basis in chemical principles, but also to help with the understanding of the practical application of these principles.

 

Physics: The Foundational Science

Describes the laws that govern the interactions between matter and energy. Clear

and thorough explanations penetrate the most perplexing questions. Whenever possible, the principles of physics are illustrated by everyday experience and practical devices. Numerous illustrative problems are solved in detail.

 

Anatomy

Covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems.  Introduces common human diseases processes.

 

 

ELECTIVES

 

Accounting Principals

Introduction to the basic concepts and standards underlying financial accounting

Systems.  Several important concepts will be studied in detail, including: revenue recognition, inventory, long-lived assets, present value, and long-term liabilities.  Covers the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.

 

Computer Introduction

This course teaches operations of the computer. Topics include identification of hardware

components, basic computer operations, security issues, and use of software applications. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems

 

Computer Applications

This course teaches business use of personal computers using Microsoft Windows and Office Suite applications. This course also covers PC history, hardware, software and operating concepts. The student will receive hands on experience in MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programs.

 

Spanish I & II

This course follows an innovative, standards-based approach to language learning that will help students develop their ability to use Spanish in all three modes of communication (interpretive, presentational, interpersonal). 

 

Bible 9

In-depth studies of the books of Acts, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans. It focuses on practical principles derived from Paul’s life and epistles.

 

Bible 10

This course allows the topical studies to develop theological themes in Old Testament prose, poetry, and prophecy.  It focuses on honoring and obeying God in every area of life.

 

Bible 11

This course studies the Prison and Pastoral Epistles, General epistles and prophecies from Revelation.  It focuses on practical principles derived from epistles and prophecies.

 

Bible 12

This course studies the biblical worldview; studies on Christian life topics.  It focuses on biblical love in the home, the church, and the