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Practical Theology teaches that Christian beliefs are orderly, rational, and coherent. This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the historic Christian doctrines of the faith and the relationship between doctrine and practice. 

English 9 builds upon grammar concepts learned in middle school through a contextual application method in order to gain a stronger foundation for writing.  Students will compose one in-depth research paper which teaches them to correctly analyze sources, correlate information, and articulate their findings while adhering to the MLA format.  Other writing pieces, including narrative, reflective, persuasive, and literature analysis essays will strengthen writing fluency and complexity.  With an emphasis on a Christian worldview, reading comprehension will be developed through in-class and independent reading and discussion of various texts; fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry.  Students will learn over eighty Latin and Greek roots and over 200 words formed from those roots to increase their vocabulary base and aid them with future testing.

Honors English 9 involves more independent reading, in-depth analysis and class discussions, and critical thinking and writing skills, all based on a Christian worldview.

World History is a study through a Biblical worldview of the three continents or regions of the world; Asia, Africa, and Latin America (Mexico, West Indies, Central and South America). The course begins with the earliest history of the region to current events. 

Algebra I is intended to build a foundation for all higher math classes.  This course reviews algebraic expressions, integers, and mathematical properties that will lead into working with variables and linear equations.  There will be an in-depth study of graphing, polynomials, quadratic equations, data analysis, and systems of equations.

Honors Geometry is an integrated solid and plane geometry course using modern technology to study deductive proof.  Basic trigonometry, circles, constructions, areas and volumes, and coordinate geometry are included.

Biology I is built upon the principles and concepts that were introduced and explained in Life Science.  The course includes the study of cell biology, heredity, zoology, botany, microbiology, and human anatomy and physiology.  The course begins with an overview of how science has progressed through history, and comes to the great debate between Creation and evolution.  To complement this section, there is a class overnight trip to the Creation Museum during the spring semester.  By studying biology, we are able to develop a deeper appreciation, reverence, and wonder for our Creator because of all the intricate details of our universe.

Honors Biology 1 further challenges students to think critically by evaluating and utilizing information within biological concepts.

Beginning Spanish 1 is an introductory course emphasizing the essentials of conversational and written Spanish.  Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the Spanish-speaking people, their lifestyle, and their culture.

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.