High School

English  |  Literature  |  Math  |  Laboratory Sciences  |  History  |  Foreign Languages  |  Electives


Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption is an examination of science, the arts, government, gender, and history using the lenses provided by the biblical storyline of Creation, Fall, Redemption to encourage students to make positive and distinctively Christian contributions in God’s world. A faith-centered approach focuses on developing a Christian worldview rather than critiquing false worldviews.

English

Writing & Grammar 9 reviews the eight parts of speech, five basic sentence patterns, usage, and mechanics. The 9th-grade English educational materials introduces relative pronouns, pronoun reference problems, and indicative/imperative mood. Dictionary skills, library skills, study skills, and the writing process are exercised and implemented throughout the course. Writing projects include a comparison/contrast paragraph, a personal narrative, a research essay, a personal response to literature.

Writing & Grammar 10 teaches the eight parts of speech, verbal phrases, clauses, usage, and mechanics of English grammar. The English educational materials also reviews the five basic sentence patterns. Reference chapters include library skills and test-taking strategies. The textbook guides students through the writing process and teaches effective writing strategies.

Writing & Grammar 11 presents the eight parts of speech, verbal phrases, clauses, usage, and mechanics. Review the seven sentence patterns and introduce advanced concepts such as tense sequence, perfect verbals, and adverbial nouns. Reference chapters include library and study skills. Writing projects include the research paper, literary analysis, folktale, narrative poem, hymn, analytical essay, interview, memoir, analogy, in-class essay, and letter to the editor.

Writing & Grammar 12 teaches the eight parts of speech, verbal phrases, clauses, usage, and mechanics. The English educational materials also reviews the seven sentence patterns, introduces advanced grammar concepts such as tense sequence, perfect verbals, and adverbial nouns, and leads students through the writing process, teaching writing strategies such as variety, emphasis, and sentence logic. Writing projects include a research paper, a literary analysis, a narrative poem, an analytical essay, an interview, and an in-class essay.

Literature

Fundamentals of Literature teaches the student to be a discerning reader by focusing on the fundamentals of literature—conflict, character, theme, structure, point of view, and moral tone. The student studies contemporary and classic American, British, and world authors in four genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Critical thinking skills are encouraged throughout the text through discussion questions. Concepts and literary works are analyzed using scriptural applications.

Elements of Literature broadens students’ understanding of literature by teaching the method and importance of literary analysis. The literature selections and analysis questions promote critical thinking skills as key to understanding and appreciating literature.

American Literature introduces students to more than seventy authors in a study that connects the authors’ lives and beliefs as revealed in their writings with the corresponding literary periods. Lessons examine Colonial-Revolutionary, Romantic, Realistic/Naturalistic, and Modern periods and issues relevant to each period such as Darwinism and religious liberalism.

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.

Math

Algebra I develops an understanding of algebra by justifying methods and by explaining how to solve problems. Concepts discussed include graphing, solving systems of equations, operations with polynomials and radicals, factoring polynomials, solving rational equations, and graphing quadratic functions.

Geometry enhances your student’s problem-solving abilities through the study of geometry. Geometry helps develop thinking processes that are essential for future math courses and for everyday life. The geometry program is traditional in nature, requiring students to prove theorems and calculate with formulas. Each lesson reinforces geometry concepts and helps develop critical thinking skills. The text also presents geometry as a means of exercising dominion over the earth, loving our neighbors, and manifesting the orderliness and design of the world God created.

Algebra 2 focuses on developing reasoning skills through the discussions of advanced algebra concepts such as quadratic equations, polynomials, complex numbers, logarithms and trigonometry. Students will learn to solve algebraic functions and graph them.

Precalculus equips students for college with precalculus skills. This advanced math educational materials emphasizes functions, graphing, and trigonometry throughout and introduces differential calculus.

[Calculus to be offered Fall 2018]

Laboratory Sciences

Biology your student God’s power and glory in creation as he learns about cellular biology, genetics, taxonomy, microbiology, botany, zoology, and human anatomy. When studying topics such as creation and evolution, human cloning, abortion, and stem cell research, students are pointed to Scripture as the ultimate authority and are encouraged to develop a biblical perspective about these topics. Complete labs included.

Chemistry guides students in investigations of atomic theory, chemical composition and reactions, stoichiometry, gases, thermodynamics, kinetics, and more. The chemistry text promotes analytical thinking and inductive problem-solving skills through many exciting chemistry experiments.

[Physics to be offered Fall 2018]

History/Social Studies

Cultural Geography surveys the principles of geography through a regional approach. Students will “travel” from continent to continent around the world studying the geography, cultures, land forms, climates, resources, economy, religions, and government of each country. This new edition is filled with photographs, charts, maps, and first-person accounts that make this “virtual world tour” an exciting and stimulating exploration of world geography and culture.

World History guides students through the story of history from the dawn of civilization to the present world. Students are encouraged to explore the past and delve in to the twists and turns of world history through relevant activities and class discussions. The text emphasizes how a Christian worldview affects the study of history, illustrating the crucial nature of viewing history through the lens of the Bible. World History provides a survey of history essential to future study.

United States History recounts the story of our nation’s history from its discovery and colonization up to the present day. Special attention is given to God’s providence and America’s Christian heritage. This high school level history textbook is presented in an engaging narrative style and seeks to bring United States history to life.

American Government prepares students for responsible citizenship with a discussion of the principles and mechanics of a constitutional republic. The curriculum provides insight on a variety of topics such as the three branches of government, political parties, elections, foreign policy, and more, all from a biblical perspective.

Economics introduces and explores key principles of economics from household purchases to the stock market. Each chapter includes personal finance sections which explain important economic principles and provide practical information about budgeting, banking, debt, credit and interest. Students will also learn about issues related to national economic systems and policies.

Foreign Languages

Spanish 1 introduces students to beginning Spanish. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, make small talk, and present the gospel. The textbook is rich with activities to help students gain confidence with the Spanish language.

Spanish 2 teaches students to communicate comfortably at a beginning-intermediate level with Spanish-speaking people in a variety of settings: a store, a bank, an airport, a hotel, a doctor’s office, an auto shop, and on the mission field. Grammar, pronunciation, writing, listening, verb tenses, and moods are explained through a variety of exercises and Spanish dialogues.

French 1 features the latest updates on French culture and advice on relating to French-speaking neighbors in Canada, Europe, and around the world. Students will begin to develop proficiency in French grammar and will learn practical language content, such as greetings and taking leave, asking and answering simple questions to meet survival needs, ordering food, traveling, and sharing the gospel in a simple manner, all within the context of real-life situations.

Electives

Consumer Math prepares your students to make wise financial decisions through the study of Consumer Math, which will instruct students about credit card charges, taxes, interest on loans and savings, personal banking, and costs of transportation, food, clothing, utilities, and insurance. It also includes instruction about filling out tax forms. Every lesson will help develop critical thinking skills and will emphasize biblical stewardship.

Speech introduces public speaking, from platform presence to persuasion, with this one-semester course. The course features special chapters about topic choice, research, organization, and communication in the workplace.

Worship Arts will introduce students to the basic theology of worship, tools of worship, and practical leadership skills.