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Bible

 

Apologetics – 1 credit

Throughout this course, the student will learn the importance of truth, how to think critically, and how to engage the culture using an apologetic approach. Topics that will be covered include: the existence of God, reliability of Scripture, probability of miracles, claims and resurrection of Jesus, and the problem of evil. The student will learn the importance of having a biblical worldview and how to defend the faith.

Apologetics Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

Survey of the Bible– 1 credit

In a world where a basic knowledge and understanding of the Bible can be difficult to attain, this course acts as a tool to help individuals gain a “big picture” perspective of God’s Word. In particular, this course will give students a glimpse as to how God has worked throughout history to initiate and carry out His plan of redemption for the human race, through His Son, Jesus Christ. Introductions to the Old and New Testament will be presented and a survey of each of the sixty-six books will be conducted.

Survey of the Bible Syllabus

Prerequisites: Apologetics

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

Life Applications – 1 credit

Life Applications is a Bible course that concentrates on four areas of Biblical study. The Book of James - studies related to the author, major themes, and practical applications that can be drawn from the book. Topics to include: humility, perseverance, working faith, self-control, and heavenly versus earthly wisdom. Preparation of Marriage and Family – lessons dealing with Biblical standards for dating, courtship, and marriage focusing on marriage as a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman. The Life of Jesus – Jesus Christ being the central figure of all human history, this section of the course is dedicated to a better understanding of the cultural, political and historical environment of Jesus Christ. It provides insight into His influence on both mankind in general and the individual in particular. Other Religions – a look at major religious ideologies that attempt to undermine the supremacy of Christianity. The three major areas of consideration are atheism, pantheism, and monotheism and how to deal with each of them according to the truth of Christianity.

Life Applications Syllabus

Prerequisites: Apologetics & Survey of the Bible

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th


 

 

Credit Recovery

 

Algebra 1 (CR) – 10 weeks

The Algebra 1 Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of Algebra 1 and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives.

The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for math.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

Algebra 2 (CR) – 10 weeks

The Algebra 2 Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of Algebra 2 and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for math.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

American Gov (CR) – 10 weeks

The American Government Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of American Government and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for social studies.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment. American

 

History (CR) – 10 weeks

The American History Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of American History and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for social studies.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

Biology (CR) – 10 weeks

The Biology 1 Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of Biology and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives.

The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for science.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

Economics (CR) – 10 weeks

The Economics Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of Economics and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for social studies.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

English 9 (CR) – 10 weeks

The English 9 Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of English 9 and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for English.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

English 10 (CR) – 10 weeks

The English 10 Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of English 10 and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for English.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

English 11 (CR) – 10 weeks

The English 11 Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of English 11 and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for English.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

English 12 (CR) – 10 weeks

The English 12 Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of English 12 and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for English.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

Geometry (CR) – 10 weeks

The Geometry Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of Geometry and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for Math.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

Math 1 (CR) – 10 weeks

The Math 1 Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of Math 1 and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for Math.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

Math 2 (CR) – 10 weeks

The Math 2 Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of Math 2 and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for Math.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

Pre-Algebra (CR) – 10 weeks

The Pre-Algebra Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of Pre-Algebra and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for Math.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

World History (CR) – 10 weeks

The World History Credit Recovery course is a solution that gives students the opportunity to repeat a course to improve their grade. The course is designed around the main objectives of World History and gives students the opportunity to test out of lessons per module by taking pretests and showing mastery of learning objectives. The learning objectives students are required to meet are based on national standards for History.

Prerequisites: At least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment.

 

 


 

 

English

 

English 9 – 1 credit

Ninth grade English continues to build on the sequential review and development of grammar and communication skills in writing. An evaluation of world literature develops analytical skills using examples of short stories, the novella, the novel, poetry, and drama selected from a variety of periods and authors. A research paper using appropriate style, format and documentation will examine the conflict between the secular moral struggle and the Christian worldview.

English 9 Syllabus

English 9 Reading List

Prerequisites: 8th Grade English

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th

 

English 10 – 1 credit

English 10 undertakes the study of the literature of the ancient civilizations (Hebrew, Greek, Roman, etc.) and European literature during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, The Age of Rationalism, the Romantics and Realists, and the literature of the Modern world. Grammar and vocabulary will also be studied as well as research and writing.

English 10 Syllabus

English 10 Reading List

Prerequisites: 9th Grade English

Recommended Grade Levels: 10th

 

English 11 – 1 credit

At the start of the course, students will be guided through a series of lessons purposed specifically at helping all students become more mature writers and more astute readers. These reading and writing skills will then be continuously reinforced throughout the remainder of the course lessons. The 11th grade English course places its literary focus on texts specifically from American Literature. Two modules take students through a comprehensive summary of American literature, spanning from the first settlers and their writings through every major literary period, including: the Age of Faith, Age of Reason, the Romantic and Realist movements, the Harlem Renaissance, and up to Modern day literature. Literary genres will include: poetry, short stories, personal diaries, nonfiction essays, a novel, and drama. Students will be able to study the classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and also the drama Our Town. As students read to understand literature, they will be able to reflect on the literary works through various styles of writing, including: creative writing, expository writing, essay and short answer responses, and thoughtful literary analysis. The writing portion of 11th grade will also include a full research module in which students will be able to go through the various stages of creating a proper, grade-level appropriate research project, culminating with a well-developed research paper.

English 11 Syllabus

English 11 Reading List

Prerequisites: 10th Grade English

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th

 

English 12 – 1 credit

English 12 provides the student with a broad overview of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, and the Renaissance periods through the Modern. Seniors will take on the challenge of the British masters including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, and many others. Uniting the study of various genres will be extensive writing activities as well as vocabulary, grammar, and research.

English 12 Syllabus

English 12 Reading List

Prerequisites: 11th Grade English

Recommended Grade Levels: 12th

 


 

Language

 

Chinese 1 – 1 credit

Learn to speak a language that doesn’t have an alphabet! This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese (Simplified). In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on proven methods of foreign language instruction. Throughout the five units of material (Introduction to Chinese, Greetings, Calendar, Weather, and Time), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary as they explore the mandate to love their neighbor as they love themselves. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories and the need of the gospel. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 10th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 

Chinese 2 – 1 credit

Learn to speak the language that is spoken by more people than any other language in the world. For students who are seeking to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, this course will provide great support. Chinese 2 is a continuation of a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning using that skill to show the love of Christ and share the Gospel. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards.

Prerequisites: Chinese 1

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 

French 1 – 1 credit (LUOA)

French I includes mastery of basic concepts with an introduction into more complicated ones. Through the use of web-based technology, students will begin this exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various French speaking cultures. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their new language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in French and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

French I Syllabus

Prerequisites: none

 

French 2 – 1 credit (LUOA)

French II includes mastery of more advanced concepts with an introduction into most complicated ones. Through the use of web-based technology, students will continue their exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various French-speaking cultures. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in French and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

French II Syllabus

Prerequisites: French I

 

French 3 – 1 credit

This third year French course is a continuation of the first two years. The student will continue to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will further practice and develop their language skills through the use and exploration of biblical lessons. Throughout the five units - Feelings, Transportation, Work, Countries and Future - students build on previous knowledge with additional vocabulary, verb tenses, and grammatical structures appropriate to their level. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Exposure to the culture of France and French-speaking countries can be found throughout the course in order to help students understand French in its context, as a truly dynamic language used for communication by millions of people throughout the world. Students will gain an appreciation of the French culture as they continue to learn to use language for the advancement of the Gospel. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards and provides a way to focus on the five important aspects of foreign language instruction: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and community. These are the Five C's of the Foreign Language Education; as outlined in Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century.

Prerequisites: French 2

Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Pre-approved for Dual Credit at Colorado Christian University [Learn More]

 

German 1 – 1 credit

This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will further practice and develop their language skills through the use and exploration of biblical lessons. Throughout the five units of material (Greetings, the Date, Weather, Time and Colors), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the German speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations, and histories as they continue to learn to use language for the advancement of the Gospel.

The course is aligned to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language standards.

Prerequisites: None

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 

German 2 – 1 credit

This is an intermediate level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will continue to learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will further practice and develop their language skills through the use and exploration of biblical lessons. Throughout the five units of material (Daily Routine, Animals, Pastimes, Body, Description), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, past-tense verbs, demonstrative articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the German speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories as they continue to learn to use language for the advancement of the Gospel.

The course is aligned to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language standards. Prerequisites: German 1; Please be sure to review the full course syllabus to be sure your student has covered all prerequisite material to be successful. If you have any questions about your student’s readiness to take this course, please enroll your student in the German 2 Pre-Test. This will provide you with accurate placement information so you can request the appropriate level of course for your student’s success.

Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Pre-approved for Dual Credit at Colorado Christian University [Learn More]

 

German 3 – 1 credit

This third year of German is a continuation of the first two years. The student will continue to sharpen listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Students will further practice and develop their language skills through the use and exploration of biblical lessons. Throughout the five units of material (Media, My Childhood, My Future, Foods, and The Environment), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary and more advanced sentence structure. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Culture is spread throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the German speaking world: its culture, people, geographical locations and histories as they continue to learn to use language for the advancement of the Gospel.

The course is aligned to the national ACTFL Foreign Language standards and provides a way to focus on the five important aspects of foreign language instruction: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and community. These are the “Five C's of the Foreign Language Education” as outlined in Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century.

Prerequisites: German 2; This course will expose students to a college level experience in language mastery. Please be sure to review the full course syllabus to be sure your student has covered all prerequisite material to be successful. If you have any questions about your student’s readiness to take this course, please enroll your student in the German 3 Pre-Test. This will provide you with accurate placement information so you can request the appropriate level of course for your student’s success.

Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Pre-approved for Dual Credit at Colorado Christian University [Learn More]

 

Latin 1 – 1 credit

There is a reason “all roads lead to Rome.” Maybe it is because the Romans built much of the ancient world’s highway system. Maybe it is also because the Roman culture and Latin language laid the foundation for much of Western culture. In this course, students find out for themselves about the cultural context in which early Christianity grew and flourished. Studying Latin helps students improve their command of the English language. Latin I is the most comprehensive way to begin. The purpose of this course is to give students a foundation in Latin grammar and vocabulary. This course also acquaints students with Olympic gods and with the everyday life of the typical Roman. Students will recognize how a foundation of truth is reflected in our words, actions, and art. The course sets the students’ feet on a journey as big as their imagination, with a passport to some of the world’s most exciting places.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 

Latin 2 – 1 credit

History-changing battles, great poets and statesmen, classic art and architecture, and a language that was heard throughout most of the known world. In Latin I, students read the opening credits of this epic movie. In Latin II, the plots and the characters that populated ancient Rome come alive as they are compared and contrasted with the themes of the Pater Noster. In this course, students build on their knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary. In the process, they sense the beauty of the language and the passion of those who spoke it. A clear, expressive, and flexible language in which students can communicate supports Roman engineering, art, commerce, and system of law. As the students explore the pursuit for power, riches, and national identity found in the Roman Classics, parallels and contrasts are drawn between the themes of the Lord's Prayer - surrendering to God's sovereignty as opposed to pursuing personal power; humility rather than greatness; surrender as a form of victory; and many others. This course gives students a solid grounding in the structure of the language. It also gives them a clear lens for looking into the heart and majesty of the Roman spirit.

Prerequisites: Latin 1

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 

Latin 3 – 1 credit

In Latin 3, students visit the library of great authors. The library card gives them access to the timeless words of the greatest Roman poets, storytellers, and orators. Students' skills with the Latin language give them direct access to the beauty and power of these great authors' thoughts. This will enable students to compare the imagery of the Bible with that of the Roman authors while realizing how studying an ancient language can illuminate many biblical truths. Students will read some of the best Latin prose and poetry ever written or spoken from Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, and others while exploring the responsibility God gives humans to alter circumstances and affect history.

The purpose of this course is to strengthen students' Latin vocabulary as well as their appreciation for well-crafted writing. Students go directly to the source and recognize why Latin and those who spoke it are still relevant today.

Prerequisites: Latin 2

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Pre-approved for Dual Credit at Colorado Christian University [Learn More]

 

Spanish I – 1 credit (LUOA)

Students in Spanish I will master the basic concepts of Spanish and be introduced to more complicated concepts. Through the use of web-based technology, students will begin this exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish speaking cultures. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their new language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

Spanish I Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 10th

 

Spanish II – 1 credit (LUOA)

Spanish II includes mastery of more advanced concepts with an introduction into most complicated ones. Through the use of web-based technology, students will continue their exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish speaking cultures. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

Spanish II Syllabus

Prerequisites: Spanish I

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 10th

 

Spanish III – 1 credit (LUOA)

Spanish III includes mastery of the preterit and imperfect tenses while providing extensive work with new and more advanced concepts such as the conditional, the present perfect, the past perfect, passive tenses and the subjunctive mood. Through the use of web-based technology, students will continue their exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish speaking cultures – all in Spanish. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

Spanish III Syllabus

Spanish III Reading List

Prerequisites: Spanish II

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 10th

 


 

 

Mathematics

 

Algebra 1 – 1 credit (LUOA)

Algebra 1 is a math course that presents the fundamental concepts of algebraic thinking and operations. The course will give students instruction and practice in the areas of equations, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents, polynomials and factoring. The student will also investigate topics related to quadratic functions and equations, exponential and radical functions, and data analysis and probability. As the students progresses through the course he/she will be presented the material through video lecture, daily practice, remediation as needed, and preparation for further math studies.

Algebra 1 Syllabus

Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th

 

Geometry – 1 credit (LUOA)

Geometry combines the skills of algebraic thinking with the abstract concepts of plane geometry to give the student a good foundation in mathematical logical thinking and the skills needed to develop sequential proofs. The material includes the exploration and practice of inductive and deductive reasoning, the Pythagorean Theorem, properties and principles related to polygons, and a more detailed look at trigonometric ratios. As the student is presented material through video lectures and practice, he/she will become more familiar with constructions, the measurement of angles, and relationships such as similarity and congruency.

Geometry Syllabus

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Recommended Grade Levels: 10th-11th

 

Algebra 2 – 1 credit (LUOA)

Algebra 2 is a math course that builds on the material covered in Algebra 1 with more detail and added subject matter. Beyond the basics of Algebra 1 this course develops skills related to linear systems in two and three dimensions, matrices, complex numbers, conic sections-their properties and equations, and a thorough study of trigonometric functions, graphs and identities. The student will be presented the material through video lectures, daily practice and animated examples. Building on the foundation of Algebra 1, the student will expand his/her knowledge of functions including exponential, radical and logarithmic functions.

Algebra 2 Syllabus

Prerequisites: Algebra I

Recommended Grade Levels: 10th-12th

 

Pre-calculus – 1 credit (LUOA)

Pre-Calculus will begin with a review of essential algebraic concepts such as exponents, radicals, polynomials, factoring, and complex numbers. The student will then study material related to trigonometric identities, systems of equations and matrices, and graphing everything from linear and quadratic functions to vectors and polar coordinates. Concepts such as absolute value, synthetic division, and radical expressions will be coupled with real applications of trigonometric functions, combinations and probability. As the material is presented through video lectures and illustrations the student will be given opportunity to practice learned skills and explore topics such as limits, differentiation and integration.

Pre-Calculus Syllabus

Prerequisites: Algebra II & Geometry

Recommended Grade Levels: 10th-12th

 

Consumer Math – 1 credit

Let’s talk about money. This comprehensive review and study of arithmetic skills applies to both personal and vocational business opportunities. Students will explore the principles of personal finance as an opportunity to be stewards of God’s blessings and an instrument to bring Him glory in the world they live in. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, percentages, basic statistics, and graphs. Students experience practical applications in finance, taxes, budgeting, banking and home ownership.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 12th

 

Liberal Arts Math – 1 credit

Mathematics is the tool necessary for full enjoyment of God’s Creation. Liberal Arts Mathematics will enable students to strengthen algebraic and geometric concepts and skills necessary for further study of mathematics. They will learn to be better stewards of God’s Creation while using equations, geometric relationships, and statistical probabilities. This class will give students a grand tour of problems and puzzles that show how things work and how mathematics provides valuable tools for everyday living.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th

 

Personal Financial Literacy – 1/2 credit (LUOA)

This course will introduce economic and financial principles that exist in the world today. As subjects and concepts are presented the student will examine how these ideas and practices affect daily living and future goals. Emphasis will be placed on practical tools and guidelines that will help the student make informed decisions on everything from daily expenditures and following the guidelines of a budget to fluctuations in the stock market. Projects and course work will help students to be more effective in managing personal resources.

Personal Financial Literacy Syllabus

Prerequisites: none

Recommended Grade Levels: 10th-12th

 


 

Science

 

Earth Science – 1 credit (LUOA)

Earth Science exposes students to God’s design of the earth and its unique properties and characteristics. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the Earth’s systems, their interrelationships and man’s effect on the earth. Students will be given the opportunity to explore rocks, minerals, geology. Other topics covered will include the Earth’s interior, Geologic history, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, climate and weather, oceans, the solar system, stars and galaxies. The students will be challenged to explore the rationale behind secular, old earth and young science in order to be more effective at presenting the Gospel scientifically. This is a rigorous, multimedia, laboratory based science course that will require supplies for the hands-on labs.

Earth Science Syllabus and Materials

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th

 

Biology – 1 credit (LUOA)

Biology is an examination of God’s living creations beginning at the atomic level, progressing to the cellular level, and then continuing on to the organism as a whole. The course focuses on the Scientific Method to utilize the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to develop the students understanding as well as provide real world applications. To be successful in Biology, the student should have completed or currently enrolled Algebra I.

Biology Syllabus

Prerequisites: Completed or concurrent enrollment in Algebra I

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th-11th

 

Chemistry – 1 credit (LUOA)

Chemistry begins its study of God’s creation at its most basic level: the atom and its components. The course then focuses on the other basic principles of matter, their properties and reactions. The Scientific Method is used to develop the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the students understanding as well as provide real world applications. To successfully function in this chemistry course, students should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra II.

Chemistry Syllabus

Prerequisites: Completed or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

Physics – 1 credit (LUOA)

Physics is a general course intended to expose students to the physical and mathematical relationships that allow us to describe the world that God has created. The first semester of this course focuses on Newtonian Mechanics while the second semester covers a variety of topics including Electricity and Magnetism, Sound and Light Waves, and Modern Physics. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the students understanding as well as provide real world applications. To successfully function in this physics course, students should have completed or be enrolled in Algebra II.

Physics Syllabus

Prerequisites: Completed or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

Earth-Space Science – 1 credit

Be captivated by the wonders and beauty of the third planet from our Sun, Earth. Be amazed by what awaits your discovery within our solar system and beyond. It is your turn to explore the universe and discover the magnificent design of our marvelous Creator.

Earth and Space Science is a laboratory course focusing on the study of space, geologic structures and forces, the waters on our planet, and the atmospheric forces that shape our world as it is sustained by God. Through experimentation and investigation, students explore the earth cycles including the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and the carbon cycle. Students also learn about scientific inquiry, geologic time, space exploration, the solar system, and the universe. In Earth and Space Science, students use web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, collaborative projects, and real-world application through labs and a variety of assessments as they discover how to rejoice in the wonders of God and bring glory to Him. Upon completion of the course, students will have a clear understanding of the dynamic forces at work in the world around them, becoming better caretakers of our planet, Earth.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Honors Track Available

 

Marine Science – 1 credit

Delve deeply into Earth's bodies of water, study geologic structures, learn how they affect the oceans, and see the hand of God. In Marine Science, every discovery will point to the Giver and Sustainer of life. Students will investigate characteristics of various populations, patterns of distribution of life in aquatic systems, and ongoing changes occurring every day in our precious ecosystems. Students will be amazed and enlightened at just how much our oceans and lakes affect climate, weather, and seasonal variations. Students will also discover God's Providence for man, animal and the planet. Finally, students will learn about God’s Creation and how to better fulfill His charge to care for and rule over the earth. Hold on, it is one amazing journey!

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Honors Track Available

 


 

Social Studies

 

World History I – 1 credit (LUOA)

The first half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey early African, American, Asian, and European cultures from creation to the establishment of early societies in the Americas. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history. Students will also study the geography of ancient civilizations in an attempt to understand their patterns of behavior, including religion, science, economy, and government.

World History I Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

World History II – 1 credit (LUOA)

The second half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey African, American, Asian, and European cultures from the fall of Rome in AD 476 to modern times. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history.

 

United States History – 1 credit (LUOA)

United States History provides an overview of the progression of the American republic from early exploration to the present. It will examine the development of the American nation with special attention paid to the political, intellectual, economic, religious, and cultural influences on the development of the United States as an exceptional nation with a unique place in the global context. United States History Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th

 

Government – 1/2 credit (LUOA)

Government is needed to restrain sin; to preserve order; and to protect the life, liberty, and property of all individuals. This course will evaluate the foundation of American Government. Paying particular attention to the purpose and roles of all government, the course will emphasize the United States Constitution, the three branches of government, the separation of powers, and the issues, interests and institutions of American politics. The primary purpose of this course is to train people for effective citizenship.

Government Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th

 

Economics – 1/2 credit (LUOA)

Economics is an introductory course in both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including a discussion on the relationship between worldview and economic theory, with an emphasis upon free market economics. Students will be presented with microeconomics theories as it relates to the nature of property and property ownership, the laws of supply and demand, profits and incentives, the morality of markets, the role of market information, the price system, as well as monetary theory. The section on macroeconomics will cover the role of civil government in the free market place, as well as the growth of government involvement in the economy, which includes discussions on political economy and public policy. In this regard, topics such as taxation, monetary and inflationary polices, the role of unions and organized labor, tariffs, minimum wage laws and unemployment, and price caps will be addressed. Keynesian economic theory will also be presented.

Economics Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th

 

Virginia History– 1/2 credit (LUOA)

Virginia History provides an overview of the history, geography and government of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the 16th century to the present. Special attention will be paid to the contributions the Commonwealth has made to the progression of American History in areas of law, government, education, economics and religion.

Virginia History Syllabus

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 11th - 12th

 

Global Studies – 1 credit

With more than seven billion people in the world today, there is more need than ever to research and tell the stories of the global community from God’s perspective. Researching and writing these stories will be your assignment as a new reporter for God’s News Network. In this course, all the stories are big stories. Human rights, the environment, global security, and international economic systems are all part of your beat. The stories also have real human interest because they deal with peoples' customs, cultures, and how they interact with each other and the truths of God’s word. Your job will be to research the facts and present them with clarity and context. Your job will also involve identifying real global problems and then, suggesting well-developed solutions. This is a course that makes you think. The stories are current and compelling. They need to be told, and the right person to tell them is you!

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved

 


 

Technology

 

Computer Applications I – 1/2 CREDIT (LUOA)

This course will introduce the student to the operation and use of computers. Specific applications taught include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software. Students will use these applications to design, develop, create, and edit documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. In addition, students will learn basic terminology and concepts related to the use of computers in today’s society.

Computer Applications I Syllabus

Computer Applications I Supply List

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th-12th

 

Computer Applications II – 1/2 Credit (LUOA)

This course will introduce the student to intermediate and advanced computer applications. Specific applications taught include, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software. Students will use these applications to design, develop, create, and edit documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. This course provides the IT foundations that are applicable for all curriculums.

Note: This course is designed for PC use and strongly recommended; however, a Mac can be used to complete a majority of the course. Please note there will be several functions unavailable on a Mac that are needed to complete some of the required assignments. You will need to have access to a PC to successfully complete this course.

Computer Applications II Syllabus

Computer Applications I Supply List - Same supplies required.

Prerequisites: Computer Applications I

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th-12th

 

Computer Programming – 1 credit

God, our Creator, is the ultimate programmer. He made us in His image, giving us a longing to build, improve, beautify, and order. Computers are the most powerful tool the world has ever known, but how can you control the most powerful tool ever invented if you cannot speak its language? Computer Programming 1 is a two semester course which enables students to learn two modern programming languages: Python and Java. Python is covered in the first semester of the course and Java in the second. The course teaches programming using real-world, practical examples through the lens of a Biblical worldview. You will learn Python by controlling the motion and sensory capabilities of a robot. You will learn Java by manipulating graphics, images, and audio. Programming is easier than you think and perhaps best of all, you get to show what you know by choosing projects that are of interest to you. Major colleges and universities are now using this approach to teach introductory computer programming, so you will learn the skills necessary to tackle advanced work.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

Digital Photography: Image Design and Editing – ½ credit

Some sights have to be shared. In the digital photography and graphic design lessons, students are encouraged to reflect the creative nature of God through the use of photography. They begin by learning general photographic concepts. Then composition skills are added to photographs and image-editing techniques are practiced. Students learn how to use layers, crop images, color and lighting concepts, hue and saturation, and exposures and special effects. Graphic design, artistic elements, and software skills are taught while producing graphic images. The concept of design as a manner of visual communication and a reflection of God’s creative nature is carried throughout. Students build a portfolio of work and explore the fields of photography, graphic arts, advertising and illustration.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 11th

 

Game Design – ½ credit

How can computer games advance the Kingdom of God? This course will introduce students to the basic skills necessary for game design and the biblical principles every gamer should know about designing and using computer games. They will study the various games in the industry and analyze their approach in terms design and development. The student will explore the processes and art of making game elements like story, levels, sound, user interfaces, and levels. This analysis will include an orientation to the gaming market and innovative techniques' impact on it. Finally, the student will merge all these elements into a functional prototype showing their understanding of the game design process.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

Introduction to Social Media – ½ credit

Have a Facebook account? What about Twitter? Everybody dabbles in one form of social media or another, but how can these platforms be used for God’s glory and our good? Learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive and thrive in this age of digital communication. In this course, you'll learn the ins and outs of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You'll also discover other types of social media you may not have been aware of and how to use them for your benefit—personally, academically, spiritually, and eventually professionally as well. You will also explore some principles from God’s Word relating to our use of these platforms. If you thought social media was just a way to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways while abiding by biblical principles.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

Mobile App Programming – ½ credit

This course will teach foundational computer science methodology, concepts, and programming while students utilize the latest mobile development software and technologies to demonstrate their understanding. From the first lesson students will utilize what they are learning to develop and produce functional Android applications that they can share with classmates, family, and friends. Lessons are a mix of dynamic activity, video guidance, lecture, and tutorials. The lessons are designed to engage both the novice and expert student in the field of mobile application development. Note: The course was developed utilizing the Nexus 7 Android tablet. It is strongly recommended that students have access to this tablet in order for tutorials, video, and screenshots to align.

Note: The course was developed utilizing the Nexus 7 Android tablet. It is strongly recommended that students have access to this tablet in order for tutorials, video, and screenshots to align.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th