English
Secondary English
Students will read a variety of literature from different eras in history, engage in critical problem-solving, and hold discussions designed to help them develop their Christian world view and prepare them for local and global relationships.

Literature will include historical fiction, biographies and scholarly articles, ancient texts including the Bible, primary sources, speeches, and journals. As the students make progress through the six levels of Blooms Taxonomy, they will come face to face with historical figures and the challenges they faced during their lives. Students will analyze problems, synthesize information, evaluate decisions made by historical and literary figures and create solutions of their own.

21st century skills in these classes will include collaborating with peers, delivering a presentation to an audience, developing and defending a position on a given topic, learning to use different types of media, and using higher order thinking skills to create products of their own. In every class, it is our mission to have students come to a greater understanding of the world they live in, how the world has been shaped by events and people of our past, and how they can make an impact today. As Christians we want them to see God’s presence in all of history and come to an understanding of what His mission is for us in the present day.

English Resources:
  • Edmodo - All English curriculum has been designed by the teachers using a variety of resources. Students log in to the secure Edmodo system to view and complete these assignments. Parents will be given a log in so they can track their students’ progress and see their assignments.
  • Quizlet- An interactive vocabulary website that allows students to learn new words and concepts through flashcards, games, quizzes and more.
  • Google – Students will use the Google system in class to present, write papers, share ideas, and many other tasks within the classroom environment.

English I - Survey of Literature I
This 9th grade course enables the students to analyze literature from different angles, to view literature in historical context, and to observe connections between literature and the arts, as well as connections to their lives and Christian faith. Students study various literary forms and genres (short stories, poetry, novels, plays, memoirs, sermons, and speeches), and discuss the ideas and themes, as well as the literary, philosophical and spiritual questions that arise in these works of literature. In addition, there is a writing workshop component to this class. Students learn how to write literary reviews, film reviews, short stories, poems, speeches, and essays. All works of literature are considered from a Biblical Christian Perspective.

English II - Survey of Literature II (World Literature)
In 10th grade, students study literature from around the world. They study a diverse range of literary works and genres, and learn to connect them to their cultural and historical context, while making personal connections and applications to their life and their faith. Students come to grasp the relationship between local concerns and universal questions and issues. Students become aware of various authors’ views on literature, society, and their experience of what it means to be human. Throughout the year, students take part in seminars, writing workshops, delivering speeches and presentations, creative writing, and writing to persuade. All works of literature are considered from a Biblical Christian Perspective.

English III - American Literature
This 11th grade American literature course is designed to take students through an overview of literary production in the United States from roughly around 1600 to the present. We will examine a range of literary texts, diverse in both content and form, so that we might better understand the formation and evolution of American literature. Students study the formal elements, thematic contents, historical meaningfulness, philosophical contributions, cultural identities, and spiritual truths. Students also build on their writing skills from previous years, integrating multiple sources and perspectives into their work, as well as reading literary criticism, and writing longer and more complex essays. All works of literature are considered from a Biblical Christian Perspective.

English IV - British Literature
Upon entering 12th grade, students have read many literary classics across various genres and cultures. This year they will focus primarily on British Literature. This course is a survey of epic poems, plays, poetry, novels, historical documents, faith documents, and speeches. The curriculum focuses on reading, reflection, research, critical thinking, literary analysis, and writing essays, reviews, and research papers. In their essays and discussions, student learn to make connections between literary works and their socio-historical circumstances, to trace a symbol through a work or several works, and to consider a moral, spiritual or philosophical question in literature. Students will continue to develop their writing and research skills in preparation for college. All works of literature are considered from a Biblical Christian Perspective.

History

World History
Students learn the history of the world from Creation through modern-day politics in this survey course. They engage in role-playing discussions where they analyze and evaluate historical decisions.

World Geography
Students engage in an in-depth study of several countries and the issues affecting their cultures. Through hands-on activities and case studies, they are called upon to use the information they know to solve a problem affecting each country.

American History
Students learn the history of our country from Explorers to modern-day politics, with an emphasis on government decisions. They study primary sources such as Common Sense, The Declaration of Independence, and The Constitution, analyzing the history of government in our country and how it has affected decision making in the present day.

Government
Students learn the history of government throughout the world and how ancient political systems have influenced modern political systems.

Economics
Students will learn the fundamentals of economic concepts including micro and macro economics, international economics, and personal finance.

Mathematics
Algebra I
The Algebra I curriculum uses problem-based teaching. This means that every concept is taught through both a real-world and problem solving situation. The course also requires that students be able to explain their reasoning using precise math communication. This challenges students to think about the concepts at a higher level and helps them to see how the concepts are used in an application situation. Activities include the use of hands-on manipulatives, technology, and simulations. Some of the big ideas that are taught include: inequalities, linear functions, exponents and polynomials, quadratic functions, and much more.

Mathematics Resources: Algebra II
The Algebra II curriculum uses problem-based teaching and is an extension of the Algebra I program. It continues with real-world and problem solving situations as well as a more rigorous application of Algebra I standards and extending their thinking in mathematical algebraic equations. The course also requires that students be able to explain their reasoning using precise math communication. This challenges students to think about the concepts at a higher level and helps them see how the concepts are used in an application situation. Activities include the use of hands-on manipulatives, technology, and simulations. Some of the big ideas that are taught include: quadratic functions, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic function, rational and radical function and much more.

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Geometry
Students will exercise mathematical reasoning as they explore geometric concepts.

Dual Credit
We have partnered with Collin College to allow students the option of one Dual Credit class per semester in their High School years. We work with each student to determine which classes would work best with their schedule and their transcript.

Science

Chemistry
Students interact with concepts of matter and energy including elements, compounds, mixtures, gas laws, conservation of mass, atomic structure, and molecular structure. This course includes a lab.

IPC
This Integrated Physics and Chemistry course gives students a basic foundation for the understanding of Matter and Energy. Concepts will include the structure of matter, matter and change, motion and forces, work and energy, and the concepts of physics and chemistry in our world.

Biology
Students will discover microbiology, cells, plants, the human body, genetics, ecology through hands on explorations, labs, and field trips.

Physics
Physics explores the concepts of static electricity, electrical currents, magnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics.

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