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Apologetics and World Religions prepares young people to defend their faith in a mature way through a study of theological, Christological and soteriological apologetics.  World religions, cults, and denominational differences are studied.  

English 11 is designed to continue the process of building effective communication skills which students need to share the good news of the "the hope that is within us."  A strong emphasis is placed on reading comprehension and analytical thinking skills through the study of American literature.  Students are expected to evaluate the various literature selections as truth or error by comparing them to the Bible, the only absolute truth.  Writing fluency continues to be applied through various types of writing assignments including informative/expository, personal/narrative, persuasive, and literary analysis pieces.

Honors English 11 involves more independent reading, in-depth analysis and class discussions, and critical thinking and writing skills, all based on a Christian worldview.

Dual Enrollment Honors English 109 is a year-long class involving the college writing process, descriptive writing, compare and contrast rhetorical analysis, and reflective writing.  The class is composition-based.  A multi-genre research project that stems from a year-long involvement with a community service or religious service organization will include a body of writings spanning several writing styles.  Dual Enrollment is taught on the MCS campus through Bryan College.

United States History includes an in-depth study of the spiritual and political foundations of our country, the Civil War, expansion, depression, the Cold War, and the changes in the current society.  Each fall, students travel to Washington, DC, as they study the seat of the country's three branches of government and explore the nation's most treasured monuments and memorials.

Algebra II extends the study of algebra to include more difficult applications with emphasis on quadratic equations and conic sections, logarithmic functions, and a full treatment of trigonometry. 

Honors Pre-Calculus takes in many topics in graphing polynomial and rational functions as well as trigonometric functions, vectors, and polar functions, as well as conic sections and logarithmic functions.  

Physics covers the study of kinematics, fluids, thermodynamics, harmonic motion, electromagnetism, and optics. The emphasis is on classical physics in the realms of mechanics and electromagnetism.

Honors Physics challenges students by the pace and depth of the material and has a research component.  It covers the study of kinematics, fluids, thermodynamics, harmonic motion, electromagnetism, and optics.  The emphasis is on classical physics in the realms of mechanics and electromagnetism.  Honors physics students must have completed Algebra 2.

Aerospace Engineering propels students' learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight as we study the history and development of flight.  As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, rockets, and other applications.

Honors Aerospace Engineering includes a research component and greater in-depth analysis.  Students must have completed Algebra 2.

Honors Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the structures and functions of the parts of the human body beginning with the smallest components of the body, the cell, and organ systems.  Each organ system is studied and laboratory exercises are used to help students better understand how parts of the body are organized and how they operate.  By studying the human body in depth, students are able to see firsthand how "fearfully and wonderfully" we have been created.

Ecology is a study of how God's creation interacts and depends on living and non-living components within a given environment while building upon the basic concepts learned in biology, chemistry, physical science, and earth science. 

Personal Finance teaches students wise budgeting, investing, saving and giving from a Christian perspective using Dave Ramsey’s Foundation in Personal Finance.

Spanish III continues the development of grammar, conversational and written Spanish.  The culture of Spanish speaking people is included.  

 

Electives:  

  • Orchestra provides students with the opportunity to grow musically while learning performance technique and etiquette.  This class helps students develop their ability to read music and provides various opportunities to perform throughout the year.
  • Choir is designed to teach singing technique, breathing, and posture.  Students will also learn to work cooperatively to sing in an ensemble and to sing in parts.  This will be achieved through a variety of styles/genres of music.  Finally, students will study music theory, solfege, and sight-singing.
  • Art class provides instruction in the elements of art and the principles of design.  Students will explore basic art media and techniques, such as drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, collage, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and more!  In addition to gaining confidence and proficiency working with a variety of mediums, students will learn about the history, analysis, and interpretation of art.
  • Yearbook is a course in which students create the MCS yearbook.  Students will learn design, computer skills, time management, business skills, teamwork, photography, and creativity as they design and develop a yearbook inclusive of grades PreK3-12.  
  • Internship gives students the opportunity to perform various career internships in the community for the purpose of providing real-life experiences and job exploration.  Internships can be designed as one-credit or two-credit courses and require administration approval.