This full-year course concurrently incorporates physical education and health. Personal physical fitness will be measured and evaluated with emphasis placed on achievement, self-improvement, and learning habits for lifetime fitness. Class activities will also include team and individual sports. The student will be responsible for learning the rules, strategies, and scoring techniques of a sport as well as the physical skills. Health includes topics such as the definition and description of health and the ideas and activities that are included in healthy behavior and lifetime fitness. Methods used are lecture, demonstration, student exploration, and film study.
Advanced Physical Education
Advanced Co-ed Physical Education is a one-semester course emphasizing the importance of lifetime fitness. The main focus will be on leisure and recreational sports, such as: bowling, tennis and racquetball. Emphasis is on personal improvement and achievement. (Fees: $85.00 for activities.) Prerequisite: Physical Education
Fundamentals of Athletic Training
This unique course offers the health career-minded students an opportunity to explore an increasingly popular profession, Sports Health Care. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, this course incorporates lecture, research and hands-on training. Every student is required to fulfill a time commitment with our athletic teams. The course meets every day for a full year and students may repeat it up to 3 years. Prerequisite: an interest in science and sports health care, and a GPA above 2.0.
This required 9th grade course provides the student with an introduction to high school level chemistry and physics, followed by a more in-depth study of earth and space science. The full-year course begins with a Nature of Science unit in which a Christian perspective on science is developed. The Physical Science content is designed to be foundational to all the other offerings in the science curriculum.
This required, full-year course provides a general study of many areas of biology including ecology, the five kingdoms, photosynthesis/respiration, human anatomy and physiology, cells, genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, life origins, botany, and zoology. Students learn through a variety of means including hands-on labs and activities in addition to lecture. Required of all sophomores. Prerequisite: Physical Science
The Environmental Science class has three main goals. The first is to gain an understanding and appreciation for God’s created order. The second goes along the lines of stewardship, learning both how we affect our environment and how our environment can affect us. The last objective aims at learning environmental principles to equip oneself to deal with environmental issues and problems in a responsible and genuinely Christian manner. Main focuses of study include ecosystems and animal interactions, human interactions with the environment such as waste, pollution, energy use, climate change and population growth, as well as human interactions with living things like agriculture, endangered species and biodiversity. Prerequisite: Biology, Physical Science
This full-year study of the structure and properties of matter exposes students to God’s intricate design for the world at the atomic and molecular level. Topics emphasized in the course include atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular architecture, the mole, stoichiometry, equilibrium, and acid-base chemistry. Students learn through a variety of means including exploration, activities, and labs. Prerequisite: Physical Science and Geometry
This full-year study of Newtonian physics, heat, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism, exposes students to the many laws of nature designed by God for the well-being of the universe. Emphasis is placed on both conceptual understanding and mathematical interpretation of the physics topics. Students planning a career in a science-related area should take Physics because of the foundational framework it offers for future study. Students in this class will also be challnged to formulate their understanding of the relationship between Christianity and Science. Preprequisite: Physical Science and Advanced Algebra
Human Anatomy and Physiology deals with a detailed study of the various parts of the body and their functions. We view the human body as a created entity of extreme complexity and as the Temple of the Holy Spirit. The lecture-demonstration method of teaching is used along with much visual aid material. The course is one semester in length. Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry (or Chemistry taken concurrently with Physiology)
Advanced Placement Biology
This full-year college-level course provides an in-depth study in selected areas of biology including ecology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, botany, life origins, zoology, anatomy, and physiology. Methods of study include lecture and labs (both prepared and student-designed) along with reading of the text. Lab activities will allow students to apply information presented in lecture as well as to learn some of the basic techniques introduced in the college biology lab. Students who complete this course are expected to take the Advanced Placement exam for college credit. Prerequisite: Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry