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Biblical Ethics and Old Testament books of Literature and Prophesy is an overview of the wisdom and prophetic sections of the Old Testament as well as how to use the Bible as the foundation to make ethical choices. The course is designed to teach students how to use the Bible and their faith to reach a reasonable position and to defend their stance.     

English 10 focuses on a combination of world history and worldviews across many disciplines.  The literature has the feel of historical, religious, and social contexts/worldview analysis including mythology and its influence on the world in language and thought, as well as the beginning of the church, writings from other social contexts as well as periods of revolution, and finally the literature of war in contemporary contexts.  Vocabulary decoding skills through the understanding of Greek and Latin roots, as well as strategies that develop vocabulary skills, are taught in preparation for the college entrance exams.  This course has collaboration with European History 10.

European History 10 is a study through a biblical worldview that begins with the Greeks and Romans and continues to World War II. There is a special emphasis on the French Revolution. The goal is to see why things are happening today, to understand cause and effect, and to understand that ideas have consequences.

Geometry is an integrated solid and plane geometry course using modern technology to explore lines, angles, proof, triangles, proportion, circles, polygons, constructions, areas and volumes and coordinate geometry.

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

Honors Chemistry uses classroom instruction and laboratory exercises to investigate matter and energy, chemical reactions, and both physical and chemical changes that matter undergoes.  Students study atoms, their compositions and how they work, as well as how they come together to form molecules and how those molecules come together to form compounds.  The Periodic Table is studied as well as the way in which is was organized and with the reasons behind the organization.  By studying substances and their properties, we are able to better understand the universe that God created and develop a better undertanding and appreciation of what He has done.

Physical World Concepts is a project-based course.  It encompasses physics by engaging the student in exploring the universe in both large and small scale by applying the understanding of forces and energy to describe complex systems.  The emphasis is on classical physics in the realms of mechanics and electromagnetism.

Honors Physical World Concepts requires students to go into greater depth with the expectation of applying formulas taught in Algebra I..  Additional assignments will be assigned for the research and lab reports.

Intermediate Spanish is a course emphasizing written and conversational pronunciations.  It is taught with expression and structure through repeated use in listening and interacting.  Proficiency is taught through reading and storytelling.

 

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.  Finallly, 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.