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Bible Curriculum

 

7th Grade Survey of the Old Testament: Creation of all good things; the Fall of humanity and the need for Grace; the history of redemption through Israel; feeling the truth of the poetry of Scripture; the prophets’ look at the coming Kingdom and Messiah

8th Grade Life of Christ: The unique birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; evaluating the most significant sermon of all time; overcoming temptation and the eternal state

9th Grade Acts of the Apostles: The new Kingdom community; the power of the Holy Spirit to change lives; withstanding external and internal attacks; the role of the Christian in society; changing prejudices; living a life of evangelism

10th Grade Romans and Proverbs: A life changing Treatise of the gospel’s description of creation, fall, redemption and restoration; a practical look at wisdom and how to live a meaningful life

11th Grade Knowing God: The Doctrines of knowing God through His revealed essence and attributes; the doctrine of humanity and our responsibility to seek God where He may be found

12th Grade Timeless Truth: Understanding the basis for and the application of the Christian worldview to interacting and creating culture; evaluating the similarities and differences between other worldviews and religions

Math Curriculum

 

Math 7 (Pre-Algebra) – In pre-Algebra, students work with variables which are placeholders for values.  This allows them to work with problems in more abstract ways, and is a prerequisite for Algebra.  Students learn how to solve and graph algebraic equations and inequalities. They work with decimals and fractions which is a prerequisite for ratio and percent problems.  Exponents are introduced. Polygons, along with area and volume are studied.  Right triangles and the Pythagorean theorem are explored.

Math 8 (Algebra) – The topics introduced in pre-Algebra  are review and extended in Algebra.  New to Algebra are sets, solving systems of equations and inequalities, nonlinear functions, deeper analysis of linear functions, polynomials, factoring, and radicals. Students continue to solve word problems to improve their problem-solving abilities.

Geometry – Students learn how to construct lines, angles, figures and transform them.  They learn about logic, how to reason and write proofs. Quadrilaterals are analyzed for their properties.  Congruency and similarity of figures is studied.  Area, surface area, and volume of figures are computed.

Algebra 2 and Trigonometry -  This subject begins with a review and extension of many of the topics in Algebra such as factoring polynomials, solving equations and inequalities, simplifying and solving rational expressions and radicals.  Algebra 2 looks at functions in more detail, including composition, inverses, exponential and logarithmic functions and relationships and graphing of nonlinear functions.  Quadratic equations are studied in more detail.  Complex numbers, sequences, and series are introduced.  Trigonometric functions are covered in the later part of the school year.  Trigonometric functions are explored in right triangles and in the unit circle. Graphs of trigonometric functions are also explored. Trigonometric identities, equations, and applications are taught.

Pre-Calculus – This class begins with a review of Trigonometry and then reviews as well as expands previous subjects of functions, inverses, polynomials, and equations.  Conic sections and complex numbers are then discussed.  The remainder of the class covers matrix algebra, statistics, and sequences.  Toward the end of the school year, the class starts discussing limits, which flows nicely from sequences and acts as an introduction to Calculus.

Statistics – In this class, we examine different ways of gathering, analyzing and presenting data as well as study probability.  Statistics are quoted often in the press, and students learn different ways of summarizing data with a value or an interval and how to determine if the statistical study appears legitimate.  Another way of presenting and analyzing data is through its variability.  Students learn about the normal distribution and binomial distribution.

– This class will investigate a number of topics with the goal of introducing students to financial awareness in both the personal and business sector.  Topics will include pay, savings, spending,  loans, expenses and budgeting.  Time will be given to business finances, such as shipping, office products, travel, manufacturing, and breaking even.  At some point in the class, students will pick a career that they believe they will end up with and then simulate their financial life while investigating the topics above.

 

English Curriculum

 

7th grade: Integrated reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary; short stories, poetry, and selected novels such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Golden Goblet, A Christmas Carol, and The Hobbit; writing includes research papers, journals, informative, narrative, and persuasive essays, and creative writing.

8th grade: Integrated reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary; short stories, poetry, and selected novels such as Across Five Aprils, The Yearling, and The Giver; writing includes research papers, journals, informative, narrative, and persuasive essays, and creative writing.

9th grade: Integrated reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary; short stories, poetry, and selected plays and novels such as Cyrano de Bergerac, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Screwtape Letters, and To Kill A Mockingbird; writing includes research papers, journals, informative, argumentative, and persuasive essays, and creative writing.

10th grade: Integrated reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary; short stories, poetry, and selected plays and novels such as Great Expectations, Romeo and Juliet, Silas Mariner, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Lord of the Flies; writing includes research papers, journals, informative, argumentative, and persuasive essays, and creative writing.

11th grade: Integrated reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary; a focus on American literature through short stories, poetry, and selected plays and novels such as The Scarlet Letter, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, My Antonia, Our Town, The Great Gatsby, A Separate Peace, and Fahrenheit 451; writing includes research papers, journals, informative, argumentative, and persuasive essays.

12th grade: A special program for high honor students to complete their freshman year of college along with their senior year in high school through an online composition 101 course. For our high school course: integrated reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary; a focus on life-changing literature through short stories, poetry, and selected plays and novels such as Paradise Lost, Beowulf, The Last Days of Pompeii, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Hiding Place, Tuesdays With Morrie and various contemporary choices; writing includes research papers, journals, informative, argumentative, and persuasive essays.

Science Curriculum

 

7th & 8th Grade - Life Science - The study of living things in God’s Creation and the classification of organisms. We will study the five Kingdoms of living things; Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plants, and Animals. General Science - This course is divided into three major areas of study: Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science. In each of these areas of study we will see how God’s design is evident.

9th and 10th Grade - Introduction to Physical Science (IPS) - IPS is a lab-based class. This means most of the work of this class will be done in small groups by doing labs. Labs will lead students into how to separate and identify different substances by their physical characteristics. Biology - We will study God’s creation and see that it was God that created the different kinds and not natural processes and chemicals. We shall see that natural selection and adaptation preserve life forms, rather than produce new ones.

11th and 12th Grade - Chemistry - Through the study of chemistry we will clearly see the invisible hand of God in even the very minute. Topics of study will include energy, gas laws, moles, chemical equations, stoichiometry, atomic particles, chemical bonds, and attractive forces, equilibriums, and acids and bases.  Conceptual Physics - The concepts of physics will be learned and experienced through discussions and labs. Math will not be stressed, so even the average math student can excel in this class. Areas of mechanics will be stressed. Other areas covered will be sound, light, color, reflection, refraction, and electronics.

Health

 

(9th/10th Grade) - Man is unique from every other living organism on earth, specially created in God’s image. The health curriculum is based on the truth that man is fearfully and wonderfully made by God and His works are wonderful. The year’s work will go through the different parts and systems of the human body.

History Curriculum

 

7/8th Grade -  United States History- This course is designed to be a basic survey of American History from the time of the native Americans to the 21st century.  Students are encouraged and reminded of God's blessings on America and the importance of righteousness for the American people.  Key topics covered are: Colonial America, the American Revolution and the founding of the Republic, the Westward Migration, slavery and the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, the Progressive Movement, World War I, the "Roaring 20's, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the turbulent 1960's and the Unisted States' role in the 20th century.  Special emphasis is given to the imprtance of the church and the moral and cultural changes that have taken place in America. World History-  From Creation to the Renaissance; Students will learn to appreciate God's sovereignty in the creation of the world and His grace in dealing with mankind.  Students will study the major cultures of the ancient world and their accomplishments, especially their religious and spiritual belieffs.  Special attention will be given to the redemption of mankind through the Messiah and the growth of and importance of the early church.  The decline of the church in the Middle Ages will also be examined along with the critical events of the Renaissance and the Reformation.. The Modern Age will be studied in 9/10 World History.

9/10th Grade -  World Geography-  The students will study the two main branches of geography = physical geography and human geography.  God's role in the creation of the world and the resources that He has placed in it for man's benefit will be emphasized.  The major physical features of the various continents and countries will also be studied and analyzed, as well as the economics and key products.  The religions and spiritual condition of each major world culture region will be discussed and examined.. There are many "hands on" activities such as maps of the major countries of the world that the students will work on.  World History- This is a survey course, from the earliest years of creation to the 21st century.  As in 7/8th world history , the major cultures of world history will be studied from a Biblical view point.  In the modern era, the importance of philosophy and thinking will be analyzed and discussed- the "why" behind man's actions and reactions.  The incredible effects of the Industrial Revolution and the technology revolution will also be studied.  The difference of a single life for good or evil will be looked at - from men such as David Livingstone to Karl Marx.  A brief survey of the future of mankind is included at the end of the course.

11/12th Grade -  US History - As in the 7/8th American History class, the mahor themes of American History will be studied .  Students will be strongly encouraged to do much more thinking and analyzing of the importance of a Biblical World view and the consequences of not applying God's eternal principles to American politics and history.  One major report and/or project will be assigned each semester to encourage research and further study pf a topic of interest to the student. American Government and Economics - Students will study the foundation of the American political document as the U.S. Constitution?  God's basic principles of government will be discussed and analyzed, such as "why do we need a government and which form is best?  Students will study the Constitution in some detail, especially how the three branches of the federal government work and interact with each other.  Students are encouraged to be active in the American political process by discussing the major political issues of the day and by voting.  In Economics, the free enterprise system will be studied, along with the basic principles of demand and supply, the importance of hard work, etc.  The trend of the American economy as it moves toward socialism will also be analyzed and examined.

Spanish Curriculum

 

Spanish 1 - Students are given an introduction to both oral and written Spanish.  We pray that they will see the utility and wisdom in becoming prficient in a second language.  We also discuss, explore, and pray for the Spiritual needs of Spanish People Groups around the world.  Por Todo el Mundo (Abeka0

Spanish 2 - (Pre-requisite Spanish 1)  This course continues by teaching grammar and vocabulary in Spanish.  Special emphasis is placed on the imperfect and future verb tenses.  Orla skills, expecially speaking the lanuage in informal settings are highlighted.