The goal of this course is to emphasize the five major themes of geography. These themes include location, place, human/environmental interaction, movement and region. Map skills, climate and weather, environmental issues, history and governments, languages, regions and other cultural characteristics are examined in this course.
This course will cover the Ancient World, Middle Ages, Early Modern Times, the Monarchs, Modern Europe, Modernization and World Conflict. The approach used to study these topics is based on themes, including religion, communication, conflict and individual leaders.
US History is a survey of the origins and development of this nation's government, economy, society and culture. This course is especially designed to equip students with the critical-thinking skills that will enable them to make reasoned, objective judgments about historical interpretations, contemporary issues and traditional American values. Community resources are widely used to increase student's understanding of and appreciation for the impact of past events on their family history. This is an 11th grade required class.
AP US History
Advanced Placement United States History is designed to be a college level course and prepare students for the AP Exam. Students will study United States History from beginnings through present day (this material is often divided into two courses in college). This course will include a very heavy reading load, and will require students to master a vast body of knowledge, analyze various writings and primary source documents, and write historical essays. This course fulfills the United States History graduation requirement and has the potential to allow students to earn college credit. (College credit depends on the individual college’s policies regarding acceptance of AP courses and each student’s performance on the AP exam).
This course focuses on the United States' founding principles and beliefs. Students will study the structure, functions, and powers of government at the national, state, and local levels. Integrate the six social studies standards of essential content knowledge and four process skills will be integrated for instructional purposes.
US Government Online
United States Government is a semester course that focuses on the United States' founding principles and beliefs, and the structure, functions, and powers of government at the national level, with some attention paid to the state and local level. Student experiences will lead them toward an understanding and appreciation of U.S. Government and the importance of the individual’s role in this system. This course is open to any student in grades 9-12.
Dual Credit Modern History
This course is a senior elective designed to increase student awareness of 20th and 21st century national and international trends confronting the United States. Special attention is given to Modern Europe, the world wars, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Special activities both semesters include corresponding with United States Congressmen and other elected officials, classroom debates and simulations on controversial national and international problems, and guest speakers. Modern History is a dual-credit class.
AP Human Geography
The purpose of the AP course in Human Geography is to introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth's surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. (College credit depends on the individual college’s policies regarding acceptance of AP courses and each student’s performance on the AP exam).
AP US Government and Politics
The AP Government & Politics: United States course provides an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course involves both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific case studies. It also requires familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that constitute U.S. political reality. While there is no single approach that an AP Government & Politics: United States course must follow, certain topics are generally covered in college courses.
The purpose of the AP course in Psychology is to introduce the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Included is a consideration of the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology. Students also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. The aim is to provide a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in most college introductory psychology courses. (College credit depends on the individual college’s policies regarding acceptance of AP courses and each student’s performance on the AP exam).
Pre-requisite: AP Microeconomics - AP Macroeconomics is a course designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics in examining aggregate economic behavior. Students taking the course can expect to learn how the measures of economic performance, such as GDP, inflation and unemployment, are constructed and how to apply them to evaluate the macroeconomic conditions of an economy. Students will also learn the basic analytical tools of macroeconomics, primarily the aggregate demand and aggregate supply model and its application in the analysis and determination of national income, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of fiscal policy and monetary policy in promoting economic growth and stability. Recognizing the global nature of economics, students will also have ample opportunities to examine the impact of international trade and international finance on national economies. Various economic schools of thought are introduced as solutions to economic problems are considered. (College credit depends on the individual college’s policies regarding acceptance of AP courses and each student’s performance on the AP exam).
Advanced Placement Microeconomics is a course designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics as they apply to individual decision-making units, including individual households and firms. Students taking the course will spend time examining the theory of consumer behavior, the theory of the firm, and the behavior of profit-maximizing firms under various market structures. They will evaluate the efficiency of the outcomes with respect to price, output, consumer surplus, and producer surplus. Students will have an opportunity to examine the behaviors of households and businesses in factor markets, and learn how the determination of factor prices, wages, interest, and rent influence the distribution of income in a market economy. Students will also consider instances in which private markets may fail to allocate resources efficiently and examine various public policy alternatives aimed at improving the efficiency of private markets. (College credit depends on the individual college’s policies regarding acceptance of AP courses and each student’s performance on the AP exam).
Economics provides students with an introduction in the principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. The course is intended to develop basic and essential areas of content knowledge and skills that will be necessary to function as a consumer or producer in a free market economy. Both content knowledge and skills will be correlated to God’s word in an effort to enhance their core values and beliefs, and to ultimately enhance their Spiritual growth.
On-line Contemporary Economics provides students with an introduction in the principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. The course is intended to develop basic and essential areas of content knowledge and skills that will be necessary to function as a consumer or producer in a free market economy. The On-line Contemporary Economics course brings economics to life with rich, practical examples that make concepts clear and intriguing. The course blends economic expertise and educational insights with comprehensive content, sound instructional design, and extensive print and media tools. This class now includes two chapters covering personal finance, information on managing money, and being a responsible consumer. A wealth of print, video, electronic, and online resources make it simple to address varied learning styles, use formal and informal assessment, and integrate technology where it makes sense to you. This course contains the Applied Technology component. Prerequisite: 10-12 grades.
This is an introductory course taught on the high school level. The course is designed to be practical, interesting and informative. The student will better understand the pressures of life by studying a background of heredity and environmental conditions. This is a good course in preparation for college