Senior High

Some Serious Study

High school is that time in a student’s life when the realization looms large that the future is near. Preparations are made for higher education, a job, or adult life itself. Things like student rank and GPA begin to take on new significance. Preparations are also made for successful EXPLORE, PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT and ASVAB testing. In addition, there are many extracurricular activities offered.

High school courses are offered by grade level and need. Credits are earned each semester. All courses taken from 9th-12th grades are used to calculate student rank and GPA (grade point average).

Subject Text Description
Bible ACSI:
Connecting with GodBible

 

Crazy Love

This course is a survey designed to give students an overview of the New Testament. The course presents basic information and seeks to guide students in activities that give a solid understanding of each New Testament book. Students are encouraged to apply Scripture to life situations and to share their faith. Students attend chapel once a week; worship is led by the student Ministry Team. Students have opportunities to hear special speakers, view relevant video materials, perform skits, puppet presentations, etc.A challenge for those who are bored with the Christian status quo. This book teaches Christians how to walk out an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions. It shows that by surrendering yourself totally to God’s purposes, He will bring you the most pleasure in this life and the next.
Bible ACSI:
TruthQuestBible
The focus of this upper-level high school course is the basic doctrines of the Bible: God, the Bible, man, sin, salvation, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Christian life, the church, angels, Satan, future events, hell. and Heaven. There is strong emphasis on the application of truths to daily lives.
Worldviews ACSI:
Understanding the Times,Understanding the Times Workbook

Bible

Worldviews is designed for juniors and seniors. The Biblical Christian worldview is presented in contrast to the humanist worldviews of Secular Humanism, Marxism/Leninism, and Cosmic Humanism. The course surveys ten essential areas of study: theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, economics, and history. The intent of the course is to lay a foundation of understanding that provides a basis for the student’s own personal worldview. Students are taught to use critical thinking skills while examining these worldviews. As a result, students should be better equipped to penetrate and influence culture with Biblical truth.
Worship Team Exploring Worship Students are taught the difference between praise and worship and how to develop practical guidelines for developing worship in the church using a strong theological base.
Co-enrollment Courses CCS was the first school in Orange county to offer co-enrollment classes in conjunction with Lamar State College, Orange. English is offered to seniors, allowing them to earn 6 hours of college credit. Pre-calculus is offered in the spring to qualifying students; students earn 3 hours of college credit. Calculus is offered to qualifying students, allowing them to earn 6 hours of college credit. Students also have the opportunity to take English, Physics, Biology 2, and Calculus as Advanced Placement (AP) courses, earning four AP credits.
English All English courses incorporate Write Source andWrite Source for College and utilizes Criterionfor immediate feedback on the writing experience.
English 1 ABEKA:
Themes in LiteratureGrammar & Composition 3

Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry 3

Bible

English 1 is taught at the 9th grade level. It includes grammar, composition, spelling, vocabulary development, and literature. Students are taught skills to aid in oral and written communication. Critical thinking skills are taught and strengthened. Literature classics are used to help students understand periods of literary history. Students are encouraged to read for instruction and also for enjoyment.
English 2 ABEKA:
World Literature,Grammar & Composition 4,

Vocabulary Spelling, & Poetry 4

Bible

English 2 is taught at the 10th grade level. It includes grammar, composition, spelling, vocabulary development, and literature. Students are taught skills to aid in oral and written communication. Critical thinking skills are taught and strengthened. Literature classics are used to help students understand periods of literary history. Students are encouraged to read for instruction and also for enjoyment.
English 3 ABEKA:
American LiteratureGrammar & Composition 5

Supplementary Exercises for Workbook 5

Handbook of Grammar and Composition

Vocabulary Spelling 5

Bible

English 3 is taught at the 11th grade level. It includes grammar, composition, spelling, vocabulary development, and literature. Students are taught skills to aid in oral and written communication. Critical thinking skills are taught and strengthened. Literature classics are used to help students understand periods of literary history. Students are encouraged to read for instruction and also for enjoyment.Composition skills necessary for college are strongly emphasized.
English 4 ABEKA:
World LiteratureGrammar & Composition 6

Supplementary Exercises for Workbook 6

Handbook of Grammar and Composition

Vocabulary Spelling, 6

Bible

English 4 is taught at the 12th grade level. It includes grammar, composition, spelling, vocabulary development, and literature. Students are taught skills to aid in oral and written communication. Critical thinking skills are taught and strengthened. Literature classics are used to help students understand periods of literary history. Students are encouraged to read for instruction and also for enjoyment.Composition skills necessary for college are strongly emphasized.
Classic Novels
9th – 12th
The Hiding PlacePilgrim’s Progress

The Scarlet Letter

Huckleberry Finn

These classic novels are taught with study guides from Progeny Press emphasizing critical thinking skills from a biblical perspective.
Algebra 1 Bob Jones:
Algebra 1
Algebra 1 presents mathematics as a study of absolutes with a logical approach from one concept to another. Concepts are developed and mastered through an abundance of worked examples and student exercises. Many application problems relate algebra to the physical world.
Algebra 2 Bob Jones:
Algebra 2
Algebra 2 is usually taught as a sequel to Algebra 1. However, it can be taught as a sequel to geometry. Algebra 2 helps students discover the logic, order, beauty, and practicality of algebra. Students are encouraged to use their reasoning ability as they work with the axioms, rules, and principles of algebra. Concepts are developed and mastered through an abundance of worked examples and exercises, with an emphasis on word problems that relate to the physical world.
Geometry Bob Jones:
Geometry
Geometry is usually taught to 10th or 11th graders. Geometry is the branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties, and measurement of solids, surfaces, lines, and angles; the science which treats of the properties and relations of magnitudes; the science of the relations of space. Geometry acquaints students with the fundamental tools in an interesting way. Students are taught to think naturally, logically. and systematically.
College Algebra Hawkes Learning Systems: College Algebra, 2nd ed. College Algebra is a first semester, dual enrollment class that is taken through Lamar College Orange; students can earn 1/2 credit. The course is for students who need algebra for additional math courses or related courses and for students who need it to fulfill basic college requirements. Because the course is for college credit, the textbook is selected by Lamar. This particular textbook presents material in a user-friendly way.
Trigonometry Pearson Addison-Wesley: Trigonometry, 2nd ed. Trigonometry is a second semester, dual enrollment class that is taken through Lamar College Orange; students can earn 1/2 credit. Because the course is for college credit, the textbook is selected by Lamar. TI 83 Plus graphing calculators or the equivalents are required for the course. Course content includes trigonometric functions and identities, inverse functions, equations and applications.
Calculus Saxon:
Calculus
This upper-level mathematics course is designed for prospective math majors and students interested in engineering, computer science, physics, business, or the life sciences. It includes a condensed, intensive review of the algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry topics necessary for success in calculus.
IPC ABEKA:
Science of the Physical CreationScience of the Physical Creation Lab Book

Atmosphere, weather, oceanography, earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks, and fossils are just some of the earth-science topics of this 9th grade course. Basic concepts of chemistry and physics are presented in an accurate manner.
Biology ABEKA:
Biology,Biology Lab Manual
Biology is usually taught at the 10th grade level.This course examines the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living things. Students classify and describe organisms, their functions, how species came into existence, and the interactions they have with each other and with the natural environment. Students are encouraged to participate in a school-wide science fair. Projects are mandatory for 8th and 10th grades.
Chemistry ABEKA:
Chemistry: Precision and DesignChemistry Lab Manual
Chemistry is the science concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter and the changes it undergoes during chemical reactions. It is classified as a physical science related to studies of various atoms, molecules, and crystals and other aggregates of matter whether in isolation or combination. Chemistry incorporates the concepts of energy and entropy in relation to the spontaneity of chemical processes.
Biology II Apologia This book covers both the anatomy and the physiology of the human body’s eleven organ systems in detail. After taking the course, students will be prepared to take the AP or CLEP test.
Physics ABEKA:
Physics the Foundational Science, 2nd ed.Physics the Foundational Science Lab Manual, 2nd ed.
Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other. This energy can take the form of motion, light, electricity, radiation, gravity . . . just about anything. Physics deals with matter on scales ranging from sub-atomic particles (i.e. the particles that make up the atom and the particles that make up those particles) to stars and even entire galaxies. As anexperimental science, physics utilizes the scientific method to formulate and test hypotheses that are based on observation of the natural world.
World Geography ABEKA:
World GeographyWorld Geography Map Skills
Taught in 9th grade, students take a tour of eight culture regions and 184 countries while studying the earth, its people, and its resources as God created them. Lessons emphasize the principles of geography and have a strong Biblical basis.
World History A Beka:
World History andCultures
This course is usually taught in 10th grade. History is taught with the conviction that God is the Creator of the world and the Controller of history. This course builds a solid foundation of ancient history, tracing man’s history back to the Garden of Eden. It includes a presentation of neglected Asian and African cultures in a unique ancient-to-modern style, helping the students to recognize other peoples and cultures. An in-depth study of the Greco-Roman culture lays the groundwork for medieval history. The last section brings the student to the very doorstep of current history and vividly depicts world events in light of God’s master plan. Since man’s actions are a product of his thoughts, the history of ideas is emphasized, rather than only political events and economic conditions. Students are given a Christian perspective on language, chronology, “prehistoric times,” art, music, revolutionism, evolutionism, socialism, Communism, humanism, liberalism, and much more.
U.S. History ABEKA:
Heritage of Freedom
Taught to upper-level high school students, this positive, patriotic approach to American history brings to life events and personalities that have shaped America and places a special emphasis on America’s Christian past. Heritage of Freedom rejects the conflict approach of Marxist historians to give a narrative account of what has made our country great and what can keep it great. A study of the history of ideas allows each student to see why our nation went in the direction it did in the twentieth century and what can be done to save it.
Economics ABEKA:
Economics: Work and Prosperity
Taught to upper high school students, economics is a one semester course. Emphasis is placed on free enterprise capitalism in a free market economy. The Biblical views of work, wealth, and stewardship are emphasized, helping students to understand the proper economic roles of individual producers and consumers as well as that of the government from a conservative, Christian perspective. The stark contrast between the market economy, the cornerstone of prosperity in the United States, and the command economy, the hallmark of fiscal failure in Communist countries, is graphically presented in illustration of the economic principles that govern all societies. Essential concepts such as competition in the marketplace and private ownership of capital are discussed from a conservative perspective.
Government ABEKA:
American Government,\State and Local Government
Taught to upper high school students, government is a one semester course. The course begins with an inspiring look at the blessings we enjoy and the symbols we hold dear as American citizens. At the core of the course is a fascinating study of the Constitution, the government it established, and the rights and privileges it guarantees the American people. After studying the Constitution and the national government, students learn about federalism and government at the state and local levels. The course concludes with emphasis on the opportunities and responsibilities of American citizens to get involved in their unique political system. State and Local Government is used as a study outline for students to fill in with information about their own state, county, and locality.
Spanish 1 Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone is an interactive speech recognition software which surrounds the student with words, images and the voices of native speakers enabling students to progress naturally from words and phrases to sentences and conversations. In Spanish I, the student masters basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping, etc.
Spanish 2 Rosetta Stone Spanish II builds on the vocabulary and essential language structure enabling students to talk about the environment, give and get directions, tell time, dine out, and master basic social interactions.
Spanish 3 Rosetta Stone on-line educational programRosetta Stone workbooks

Spansih websites

Spanish 3 is a new course for the 2011-2012 school year. Students will continue to develop their proficiency in speaking, listening and writing Spanish. Volunteers fluent in Spanish will visit the class to allow students to interact with other speakers of Spanish. Verb conjugation and verb tenses will be emphasized. Emphasis also will be placed on the ability to speak and write in order to share Christ with Spanish-speaking peoples.
Computer Applications DDC Publishing:Learning Computer Applications Projects and Exercises 3/e Taught to upper level students, this course teaches the students skills in Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, as well as web skills. Students are taught to use these components separately or together to create professional-looking documents and to manage data.
Journalism Glencoe:Journalism Today

Indesign Software

PhotoShop

Taught to upper level students, this course focuses on the need to cherish traditional values – ethics, concern for the community, and honesty – which are essential to the true craft of journalism. Students write various types of articles to develop the craft of writing necessary for good journalism. Students are also taught to design layouts.
Yearbook Balfour Publishing MaterialPhotoshop

Picnik

Taught to upper level students, yearbook is taught to meet the expectations of today’s student’s – to produce a yearbook that looks and reads like it was created on New York’s Madison Avenue instead of the journalism classroom. There is emphasis on producing a book with professional use of graphics, layout, photography, typography and color. With advanced computer technology and a more sophisticated student audience, a basic understanding of layout and design principles is essential now more than ever.
Speech Bob Jones:
Speech for ChristianSchoolsSound Speech
Speech is a one semester course designed to provide students with training in public speaking and communication. It is a comprehensive study of public speaking, intended to give students purpose, practice, and polish in any speaking situation. The ultimate purpose is to train students to share their faith in Christ with others.
Health RiversEdge Publishing:Total Health This one semester course is usually taught in 9th or 10th grades. Health is taught as physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellness. The state of one’s physical health directly affects the productivity and quality of life. Students learn that the greatest benefit of being totally healthy is living a life that is pleasing to God.
PE Sports Driven Curriculum One and a half (11/2) credits of PE are required for graduation.These are usually earned in 9th and 10th grades. PE teaches skills and activities to develop the body to perform. Physical education builds godly character through teamwork, competition, and student interaction. Games and athletic competition provide mini pictures of the Christian life.
Family Life Skills(taught as needed) Bob Jones:
Family Life SkillsStudent Applications Guide
This elective course addresses life skills, family living, from a perspective that comprehensively embraces the many aspects of family in view of God’s Word. It is designed to help the students succeed in life and structured to meet the needs of a one or two semester course.
Art Bob Jones:
Drawing for TeachersABEKA:
Watercolor
This high school course is offered as needed. Students are taught to understand and apply the basic principles and rules of drawing. They are introduced to various mediums and methods. In addition, art appreciation is stressed.