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Dear SCA Students and Parents; We are thankful you have chosen Summit Christian Academy to educate your student with a Christ-centered perspective and a firm biblical foundation. Our curriculum and courses have been designed with our mission statement in mind, “​To inspire students to achieve their God-given potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment​.” We believe the courses offered along with the activities and athletic programs at SCA will fully prepare your student for the distinct call that God has placed upon his/her life. Please take the time to review this course description catalog so you understand the graduation requirements, prerequisites for courses, policies, and the various classes offered to prepare your student for a bright future. Courses selected should build an educational plan, which will fulfill graduation requirements, explore areas of interest, and prepare students for career goals and college entrance requirements. The major responsibility for developing a good five-year plan belongs to the students and parents, but our staff is here to guide you through this important process. If you need assistance, please set up an appointment by calling our office at (816) 525-1480. As you begin the course selection process, please keep these things in mind: 1. Take the five-year plan seriously in order to stay ahead of any potential issues. The plan can be adjusted along the way. 2. Know the graduation requirements and whether you are currently meeting them. Compare the graduation requirements to your student’s transcripts. 3. Always look closely at the prerequisites necessary for certain courses. 4. All courses are subject to change. Course offerings are dependent upon available resources and student demand. 5. Questions concerning the course registration process should be directed toward the student’s advisor. 6. Approval is required for any class changes following the start of a semester. May we all continue to look to God, the giver of wisdom, as we guide the students entrusted to us.

Blessings,

Dr. Kimberlee Gill Academic Dean

Joe Hesman Secondary Principal

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“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28)

Table of Contents Course Description Guide Junior High Requirements Senior High Graduation Requirements High School Procedures

High School (9​th​-12​th​ grade)

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AP/Dual Credit Course Enrollment Requirements Dual Credit Course Offerings Advanced Placement/Online Course Offerings Bible Intro to Christianity Bible I: Old and New Testament Survey Bible II: Christian Theology and Spiritual Disciplines Bible III: Religions of the World College Religions of the World (SLU THEO278) Bible IV: Apologetics Worship II Communication Arts English I: Grammar and World Literature English II: Grammar and American Literature English III: Grammar and British Literature College English Literature (SLU ENGL 2250) English IV: Grammar and Contemporary Literature College English I (SBU ENG1113) College English II (SBU ENG2213) English Strategies I English Strategies II English Strategies III English Strategies IV Communication Arts Electives Creative Writing High School Speech College Speech (SLU CMM1200) Introduction to Debate Debate I Adv Competitive Speech & Debate Summer Prep for Debate National Competition Math Algebra 1A Algebra IB Algebra I Algebra II Geometry College Algebra (SLU MATH1200) College Pre-Calculus (SLU MATH1400) College Calculus (SBU MATH1195) AP College Calculus AB (SBU MATH1195) College Elementary Statistics (SLU MATH1300) Math Strategies in Pre-Algebra Math Strategies in Algebra I Math Strategies in Algebra II Math Strategies in Geometry Accounting I

Junior High (7​th​- 8​th​ grade) Bible Wisdom Literature & Prophets 7 Bible Truths 8 Communication Arts English Strategies 7 English Strategies 8 English 7 English 8 Communication Arts Electives Junior High Speech Junior High Debate Junior High Competitive Speech & Debate Math Math Strategies 7 Math Strategies 8 General Math Pre-Algebra Algebra I Algebra IA Science Life Science 7 Earth Science 8 Social Studies Modern World History 7 American History to 1865 Computer Digital Citizenship Fine Arts Junior High Art Exploring Theatre Acting Experiences Junior High Band Allegro Strings Junior High Choir World Language Junior High Introduction to Spanish Junior High Intermediate Spanish Spanish I Mandarin Chinese I French I Physical Education Junior High Physical Education Elective Life Prep Period Student Aide

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Science Physical Science Biology College Prin of Bio and Lab (SLU BIOL1240 & 1245) Environmental Science Chemistry AP Chemistry Anatomy and Physiology AP Physics I Health and Bioethics Social Studies Ancient World History American History from Reconstruction to Present American Government College American Government (SBU POL1113) AP U.S. Government & Politics Economics Strategies in Economics College Geography (SBU GEO1103) College American History (SBU HIS2213) College American Hist 1877-Present (SBU HIS2223) College Western Civ to 1600 (SBU HIS1113) College Western Civ since 1600 (SBU HIS1123) College General Psychology (SLU PSY1010) Business and Technology Technology Applications Marketing and Social Media Business Introduction to Business Computer Science Personal Finance Economics Career Internship Summer Internship Entrepreneurship Fine Arts (Visual Arts) Drawing Design Elements Design Principles Painting Pottery Sculpture Digital Photography Fine Arts (Theater Arts) Acting & Improv Acting Workshop Competitive Drama Media Production Storytelling Theatre Production Theater Repertory

Fine Arts (Music) Allegro Strings Symphonic Orchestra/High School Band High School Choir Concert Chorale Jr./Sr. Ensemble Approaching the Arts: Music (SLU MUSC1000) Introductory Worship I Intermediate Worship II World Languages Spanish I Spanish II College Spanish I & II (SBU SPA1114 & SPA1124) College Inter Span I & II (SBU SPA2213 & SPA2223) Mandarin Chinese I Mandarin Chinese II Mandarin Chinese III French I French II College French I (SLU FREN1010) French III/College French II (SLU FREN1020) Seal of Biliteracy Physical Education High School Physical Education Extended Campus PE Weight Training Practical Electives ACT Prep Yearbook Life Prep Life Prep Plus English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Language Cadet Teacher Student Aide Special Topics Discovery Program Summit Tech & Missouri Innovation Campus Part-time Students

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Appendix A- Seal of Biliteracy

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Appendix B - Pre-Approved Homeschool Courses for High School Students

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Appendix C - Forms

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Appendix D -Philosophies

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Course Description Guide Making Course Selections Students are encouraged to choose classes after creating an academic plan in conjunction with their parents and the school academic advisors. The overarching framework for the academic plan is SCA’s graduation requirements (see page 7). Choosing an academic plan will also entail discussion on career goals, college plans, and student personal interests. Scheduling conflicts may prevent a student from taking a course of choice. Courses may be canceled if enrollment or staffing changes do not permit the offering. Depending on class enrollment, other courses may be combined or regrouped. Administration reserves the right to adjust a student’s schedule. Student schedules are not guaranteed to keep the same teacher or period from semester one to semester two.

Course Changes Class schedules are determined for both semesters of the upcoming school year prior to the end of the current school year. Student schedules are mailed home in August. To request a schedule change for an academic course, students must fill out a Schedule Change Request Form. This form requires administrative and parent approval. Approved schedule changes may be made through only the first two weeks of each semester. After the deadline student requests for schedule changes will not be considered without academic penalty. Courses dropped after the deadline will result in a grade of WF (Withdrawal/Failing) or WP (Withdrawal/Pass). Withdrawing from courses may affect athletic eligibility; therefore, athletes must obtain withdrawal approval from the principal, athletic director and college and career advisor. If the course dropped is a year-long course, the entire course may need to be retaken.

Application of Outside Credits (while enrolled at SCA) No outside course (either through online, summer school, homeschool, or some other method) that is already offered at SCA may be taken for satisfaction of SCA’s requirements without extenuating circumstances and administrative approval. The acceptability of outside courses for SCA credit will be evaluated for accreditation and on its course syllabus, objectives, and expectations. When an outside course is completed, an official record (transcript) must be provided to the College and Career Advisor before it is applied to the appropriate graduation requirement and the student’s official SCA transcript. As a matter of integrity, it is our philosophy that an SCA diploma must reflect an SCA-provided education. It will be rare that an outside course can replace an offered course.

Policy for Recovering a Failing Grade Junior High Core courses must be made up for an additional fee. Credit recovery courses are during summer break. Attempts to make up a required class outside of SCA must be administratively approved.

High School Failing a class has at least two serious implications: It drops the cumulative percentage average and eliminates the earning of .5 credit. Although the failing grade cannot be removed from the transcript, repeating the course will count as credit toward that required subject. Whether the class must be taken again is usually dependent on graduation requirements. If the failing grade was in an elective category for which the credit was not needed to meet graduation requirements, the course need not be retaken. However, if the failing grade was in one of the core subjects (Bible, English, Science, History, Math) for which credit is necessary to graduate, then the class must be retaken. Credit recovery courses are during summer break.​ ​Attempts to make up a required class outside of SCA must be administratively approved.

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Junior High Requirements The information below lists the number of classes in each subject area that are required for junior high from Summit Christian Academy.

Bible

2

English

2

Math

2

Science

2

Social Studies

2

Digital Citizenship

0.5

Physical Education

2

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S​ENIOR​ H​IGH​ R​EQUIREMENTS

Subject

Credits Required

Bible

4

English

4

Math/(If Summa or Magna Cum Laude) *Algebra I may only count toward 4 credits required in magna/summa honors in administratively approved circumstances.

3/(4)

Science/(If Summa or Magna Cum Laude)

3/(4)

Social Studies

3

Fine Arts

1

Physical Education

1

Electives ​(this includes a recommended 2 credits of world

9

Speech or Debate

0.5

Personal Finance

0.5

Total Credits

29/(30)

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The information below lists the number of credits in each subject area that are required for graduation from Summit Christian Academy. The curriculum framework is structured to provide a strong background in the core disciplines, with specific elective requirements to best prepare students for all aspects of life following high school. Students and parents are reminded to check each prospective college for specific admission requirements as their requirements may necessitate additional classes. Students must have taken digital citizenship in junior high (or transfer a like course). If digital citizenship has not been taken, students will be required to take technology applications.

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High School Procedures NCAA Clearinghouse Statement Many college sports are regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), an organization founded in 1906 that has established rules on eligibility, recruiting and financial aid. The NCAA has three membership divisions – Division I, Division II and Division III. Institutions are members of one or another division according to the size and scope of their athletic programs and whether they provide athletic scholarship. Any student wanting to participate at an NCAA school needs to go through the NCAA Clearinghouse.​ ​NCAA Clearinghouse information and applications are available at ​www.ncaaclearinghouse.net​. Should a GPA be required for scholarships and/or college purposes, the NCAA grading system will be used. The NCAA system is as follows: 90-100= 4.0, 80-89=3.0, 70-79=2.0, 0-69 = 1.0 Academic Letter Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to receive an Academic Letter for cumulative percentage of 90% in a semester with a full schedule (8 classes). Honor Roll Principal’s Honor Roll - Students must maintain a 90% average or above in all subjects for the semester. Honor Roll students must receive an 80% in every class for the semester. The honor roll is published in the school, on Sycamore, and the summit-christian-academy.org website and Facebook. High School Athlete Eligibility High school athletes must meet criteria of age and academics in order to participate in interscholastic competition. For further details, please reference the athletic handbook or contact the athletic director. You may also visit www.mshaa.org. Repeating High School Course(s) Students receiving a grade lower than their expectation may choose to repeat that course. A record of the first attempt of the course will remain on the student transcript, along with the record of the second attempt of the course. Once a course is repeated, the final grade from the first attempt will no longer count into the Cumulative Average or towards credit taken. Transcripts will note that fact. Credit for successful completion of a course will be counted only once toward meeting graduation requirements. Weighted and Non-weighted Grades Students enrolled in specified advanced classes receive a weighted value. A percentage of 10% will be added to the final percentage of the semester course within the cumulative percentage scale. Credit Recovery Should a student fail a required course, credit may be recovered through SCA’s summer credit recovery program. See your advisor for details. The final grade will be changed to a 60% and credit will be restored. Students may opt to repeat the entire course (semester) to replace the failing percentage with the newly earned percentage. Loss of Credit for Attendance Once a student reaches 11 absences in Life Prep or as a Student Aide, credit may not be recovered as credit is issued solely on attendance. Should credit be lost in a graded class, the grade will stand and be calculated into the cumulative percentage, but credit will be lost. Students may take credit recovery in the summer or select a course from resource strategies should they need or desire to restore credit. Courses may also be repeated the following semester or school year. If the student has too many absences, the transcript will reflect a grade but “0” credit due to absences. Students wishing to appeal loss of credit should refer to the student handbook.

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— C​OURSE​ D​ESCRIPTIONS​ — Junior High (7​th​- 8​th​ Grade) BIBLE Wisdom Literature & Prophets 7 Required, 7​th​ Grade, Full Year Students survey the Old Testament through a study of Old Testament poetry and wisdom literature, with a primary emphasis on the wisdom of God in Proverbs. This course also offers an overview of various Old Testament prophetic books, characters, and themes. Curriculum:​ Teacher-generated materials

Bible Truths 8 Required, 8th Grade, Full Year Students will study the gospels and the early church to understand the life and times that Jesus experienced as He began His ministry. They will also learn the basics of theology of the modern day church. Curriculum:​ Teacher-generated materials

COMMUNICATION ARTS English Strategies 7 ​ 7th ​ Grade, Semester or Full Year Additional Fee Required After academic testing, students may be placed in English Strategies 7. This small group setting will enable students to study an English curriculum designed specifically for their current academic level. English Strategies 7 replaces English 7. Curriculum​: Varies according to student level

English Strategies 8 8th ​ ​ Grade, Semester or Full Year Additional Fee Required After academic testing, students may be placed in English Strategies 8. This small group setting will enable students to study an English curriculum designed specifically for their current academic level. English Strategies 8 replaces English 8. Curriculum​: Varies according to student level

English 7 ​ Required, 7​th Grade, Full Year The seventh grade language arts curriculum consists of the following major units of study: literature, writing, grammar/usage skills, and vocabulary enrichment. Students analyze stories, apply the elements of literature, identify figures of speech, and develop critical reading skills. Working through the writing process, students will create sentences, paragraphs, and compositions. Students will also study parts of speech and practice correct usage in their written work. Curriculum:​ A Beka​, ​Spelling, Vocabulary, Poetry I ​A Beka, ​Grammar and Composition I A Beka, ​Of People

Novels: King Arthur Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Out of the Dust Animal Farm 9


English 8 ​ Required, 8​th Grade, Full Year The eighth grade language arts curriculum consists of the following major units of study: literature, writing, grammar/usage skills, and vocabulary enrichment. Students analyze stories, apply the elements of literature, identify figures of speech, and develop critical reading skills. Working through the writing process, students will create sentences, paragraphs, and compositions. Students will also study parts of speech and practice correct usage in their written work. Curriculum: ​A Beka, ​Grammar and Composition II Novels: The Old Man and the Sea Prentice Hall, ​Literature,​ gold level Prestwick House, Inc., Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots: A Study of Word Families

Tom Sawyer Romeo and Juliet The Witch of Blackbird Pond The Pilgrim’s Progress

COMMUNICATION ARTS ELECTIVES Junior High Speech Elective, 7th ​ ​/8​th​ Grade, Semester This course introduces the student to the basic techniques of speech writing, delivery, and style while doing a variety of types of speech. Students will study communications theory as a basis for refining their own listening skills and for analyzing audience needs. They will also receive an introduction to competitive speech, dramatics, and debate. Curriculum:​ ​BJU Press: ​Sound Speech

Junior High Debate Elective, 7th ​ ​/8​th​ Grade, Semester This semester course is designed as an introduction to competitive debate focusing on the principles and practices of Public Forum Debate. This format demands that the clash of ideas be communicated in a manner persuasive to the non-specialist or "citizen judge," i.e. a member of the American jury. Each student will be expected to attend one after school tournament. Curriculum:​ Lighteningbolt Press, ​The Great Debate: A Handbook for Policy Debate and Public Forum

Junior High Competitive Speech and Debate Prerequisite: Junior High Speech or Debate or Academic Dean approval

Elective 7th ​ ​/8​th​ Grade, Semester This course is designed as an introduction to competitive forensics and debate. Speech concepts will focus on informative, persuasive, impromptu speeches and interpretation of literature while debate will emphasize focusing on the principles and practices of Public Forum Debate. This format demands that the clash of ideas be communicated in a manner persuasive to the non-specialist or "citizen judge," i.e. a member of the American jury. Students will be expected to participate in two after-school tournaments in the event of their choice. Curriculum:​ Ultimate Package from West Coast Publishing, (​New York Times) Idea Press, ​Speak Out! Debate and Public Speaking in Middle Grades Membership into National Speech and Debate Association

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MATH Math Strategies 7 ​ 7th ​ Grade, Semester or Full Year Additional Fee Required After academic testing, students may be placed in Math Strategies​ ​7. This small group setting will enable students to study a math curriculum designed specifically for their current academic level. Math strategies 7 replaces the math course assigned for the year. Curriculum​: McGraw Hill, ALEKS Online Program McDougal-Littell, ​Passport to Mathematics Book 2

Math Strategies 8 8th ​ ​ Grade, Semester or Full Year Additional Fee Required After academic testing, students may be placed in Math Strategies​ ​8. This small group setting will enable students to study a math curriculum designed specifically for their current academic level. Math strategies 8 replaces the math course assigned for the year. Curriculum​: McGraw Hill, ALEKS Online Program McDougal-Littell, ​Passport to Mathematics Book 2

General Math 7th Grade, Full Year General Math covers a variety of topics including fractions, integers, ratios, proportions, percents, decimals, geometric measurements, functions, equation solving, probability, and problem solving strategies. Note taking skills will be stressed. The purpose of this class is to prepare the student for Pre-Algebra. Curriculum: ​ BJU Press, ​Fundamentals of Math

Pre-Algebra Perquisite: Approval or satisfactory performance on entrance exam.

7th / 8th Grade, Full Year Pre-Algebra covers a variety of topics including variables, expressions, integers, solving equations, multi-step equations and inequalities, factors, fractions, exponents, rational numbers, ratios, proportions, probability, percents, linear functions, real numbers, right triangles, measurements, area, volume, data analysis, angle relationships, and transformations. Note taking skills will be stressed. The purpose of this class is to prepare the student for Algebra 1. Curriculum:​ Holt McDougal Larson, ​Pre-Algebra

Algebra I Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

8th Grade, Full Year Students in eighth grade are placed in this class according to their performance on an entrance exam or previous successful experience with mathematics. Students must successfully complete Pre-Algebra before taking Algebra I. In this class, emphasis is placed on solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities. Students also study exponent properties, quadratic equations, factoring, and radicals. Curriculum: ​ Holt McDougal Larson, ​Algebra I

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Algebra IA Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

8th ​ ​/9​th​ Grade, Full Year Students must successfully complete Pre-Algebra before taking Algebra IA. In this class, emphasis is placed on basic algebra concepts as well as solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities. Class pace will emphasize review and mastery of concepts before moving on. Students will be required to take Algebra IB the following year. Curriculum: ​ McDougal-Littell, ​Algebra I: An Integrated Approach

SCIENCE Life Science 7 Required 7th Grade, Full Year The life science curriculum gives students hands-on opportunities to explore God's creation. This course examines scientific methodology, classification, cells, genetics, biblical creationism, evolution, the five kingdoms, the environment, and human body systems. Students will perform dissections, prepare presentations, construct edible DNA, extract DNA, research broken bones, design and repair a broken bone, and create cell analogy projects, and 3D biomes.. Through these investigations, students will gain a greater understanding of God and the divine purpose evident in all creation. Curriculum:​ ​BJU Press, ​Life Science

Earth Science 8 Required 7/8th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year Emphasizing natural sciences in the light of our divine Creator, the earth science curriculum uses a hands-on approach to give students a greater knowledge of the universe around them. Units focusing on the celestial sphere, the atmosphere, geology, mountains, oceans, caves, glaciers, erosion and natural disasters will be covered. Using the scientific methods of research, students will come to appreciate the need for being good stewards of the world around them. Students will take a field trip to Fantastic Caverns for spelunking. Curriculum:​ BJU Press​, Earth Science Multiple labs

SOCIAL STUDIES Modern World History 7 Required ​ 7th ​ Grade, Full Year This course is designed to bring students to a basic understanding of world studies from 1100 to the Modern World in order to help them prepare for God’s purposes in a global context. Students will examine important elements that have shaped world history and impact the world today: religion, culture, geography, government, and economics. Students will also work with primary sources (photographs, political cartoons, documents, first-person accounts, etc.) as well as with quantitative history (charts, graphs, etc.) and maps. Curriculum: ​ BJU Press, ​World Studies

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American History to 1865 Required ​ 8th ​ Grade, Full Year Students learn how God has blessed our country and played a vital role in its foundation. Students study the foundation of our country with its beginnings as a haven for the pilgrims to the birth of our nation with the Declaration of Independence. The course includes a comprehensive study of the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers, George Washington, and other Christian leaders of the day. An in-depth analysis of the Constitution will be conducted using several primary source documents from the era. The yearlong course will continue the march through America's history up through 1865. Primary sources including, paintings, photographs, journal entries, letters and other documents will be used. Students will also study the geography of the United States in historical context, from Plymouth to Hawaii. Curriculum:​ BJU Press, ​The American Republic Christian Liberty Press, ​Foundation for Freedom: A Study of the United States Constitution

COMPUTER Digital Citizenship Required 7th ​ ​/ 8​th​ Grade, Semester Digital citizenship will equip students to be morally responsible, competent, and creative users of technology. This class covers use of SCA technology; technology safety (i.e. cyber bullying, information security, social media, etc.); Google Apps for Education; keyboarding skills; the basics of Microsoft Windows and Office 2010. This course is delivered via the Canvas Learning management system. Multiple individual and collaborative projects will be used for assessment. Curriculum:​ Microsoft Office 2010 Digital Life 101 Digital Citizenship Common Sense Media

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Junior High Art - Intro to Art (1​ Semester) Elective, 7th ​ ​/8​th​ Grade, Semester or Full Year Students in this course will deepen their skills and knowledge in art technique, drawing, painting and mixed media. It will cover the principles and elements of art and how to incorporate these principles into the artwork. Each student will build up their own portfolio as an example of their artistic progress. This class is the best transitional art class between elementary art and high school art. Curriculum: ​Crystal Productions, ​Elements of Design & Principles of Design Videos & Workbook

Junior High Art - Discover the Wonderful World of Art History (2​nd​ Semester) Elective, 7th ​ ​/8​th​ Grade, Semester or Full Year Through this course, students learn the contributions artists and art have made to society and culture. Through the study of art history, students learn about works of art from around the world, how to look at art using the right vocabulary and concepts; and how to express themselves by creating their own artwork. Students are going to build their own portfolio of work inspired from art through the ages. Curriculum: ​Crystal Productions, ​Elements of Design & Principles of Design Videos & Workbook

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Exploring Theatre Elective, 7th ​ ​/8​th​ Grade, 1​st​ Semester Students gain a familiarity with being on stage and doing improvisation activities with classmates as well as working together as a group to create a successful dramatic performance. This course contains units on basic stages, acting skills, improvisation, auditioning, and theatre history. Throughout the semester, students are assigned individual monologues and group scenes, which they perform for a grade. Curriculum:​ Variety of instructor-generated materials

Acting Experiences Elective, 7th ​ ​/8​th​ Grade, 2​nd​ Semester Students develop their auditioning, acting, playwriting and improvisational skills in this course. In addition, students write theatre reviews and examine the relationship between Christianity and theatre. Students gain a familiarity with being on stage and doing improvisation activities with classmates as well as working together as a group to create a successful dramatic performance. Curriculum:​ Betterway Books, ​Encyclopedia of Acting Techniques

Junior High Band Elective, 7/8th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year Junior high band meets daily as an academic class. Junior high band is designed for students who are in grades 7 and 8 and have had at least one year of experience on their instrument. Students will continue to develop the essentials of ensemble playing, as well as improve their technique and skills, both inside the classroom and through home practice. The Junior High Band will have opportunities for multiple school-wide performances, field trips, contests, and participation in the Worlds of Fun Festival of Music. Grades are based on practice, quizzes, written tests, class participation, playing tests, and performance attendance. Curriculum:​ ​Tradition of Excellence Book Two​ by Bruce Pearson and Ryan Nowlin and Kjos Music

Allegro Strings Elective, 7/8th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year Allegro strings meets daily as an academic class. Students in this class are expected to have a minimum of one year of experience on their string instrument either through private lessons or allegro JR. Students in allegro strings will learn the essentials of ensemble playing, as well as improve on their technique and skills, both inside the classroom and through home practice. Students in allegro strings will have multiple school-wide performances, field trips, participate in the Worlds of Fun Festival of Music, and in mentoring opportunities for the students in allegro JR. Students who continue with their string instrument will have an entire world open for them (including college scholarships) upon graduation from this program. Curriculum​: ​String Basics: Steps to Success for String Orchestra Book 3​ by Terry Shade​ a​ nd M ​ uller Rusch String Method, Book 3, ​Kjos Music

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Junior High Choir Elective, 7/8th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year This course provides students the opportunity to develop their musical potential and understanding through singing in a choral ensemble. Course study includes the production of beautiful tone, aesthetic awareness, the ability to read music, the building of technical skills, team spirit, and responsible rehearsal habits. Students will also be encouraged to strengthen listening skills and their ability to analyze and evaluate music and music performances. Sight singing technique practiced on a daily basis. Phonetics of various languages and a variety of musical styles are presented. Required performances include at least three evening concerts per year—Grandparents’ Day, Midwest Christian School Festival, and the Festival of Music (at Worlds of Fun). Curriculum: ​Variety of instructor-selected resources used for theory, history, and listening. ​Choral literature is chosen by the instructor each year for performance. Patti Dewitt Co: The​ Singing Musician; Music Literacy for Singers

WORLD LANGUAGES Junior High Introduction to Spanish Elective, 7th ​ ​/8​th​ Grade, Full Year This course will reinforce the vocabulary learned at the elementary level. Students will learn biblical terms, vocabulary, be introduced to verbs and conjugation and culture, geography, historical figures, and literature from the Spanish-speaking world. Students will also participate in daily prayer in Spanish. Curriculum: ​Holt-McDougal ​¡Avancemos! Level 1A

Junior High Intermediate Spanish Prerequisite: Junior High Introduction to Spanish or entrance exam.

Elective, 7th ​ ​/ 8​th​ Grade, Full Year This course will reinforce the vocabulary learned in Introduction to Spanish. Students will learn biblical terms, vocabulary, and will be introduced to culture, geography, historical figures, and literature from the Spanish-speaking world. Students will build upon the foundation laid in the first year. Test into Spanish II. Curriculum: ​Holt-McDougal ​¡Avancemos! Level 1B

Spanish I Prerequisite: Administrative approval

8th Grade, Full Year Spanish I gives the beginning student the vocabulary necessary to communicate on a basic level with Spanish speakers on a variety of familiar subjects such as school, home, activities, etc. Spanish translations of familiar Bible verses will be incorporated throughout the course. The student will learn how to formulate sentences and dialogues through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Cultural activities will accompany language lessons to acquaint students with food, artistic expression, and diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. Curriculum: ​Holt, Rinehart and Winston​, ¡​ Exprésate! 1

Mandarin Chinese I Elective, 8th Grade, Full Year, Administrative Recommendation Chinese I is an introductory course in the fundamentals of Chinese. The course is designed to teach cumulative grammar concepts, deepened by studies in Chinese culture, literature, and the Bible. It provides a foundation for those interested in continuing a study of Chinese. Curriculum: ​Joint Publishing, ​Chinese Made Easy, L​ evel 1 15


French I 8th Grade, Full Year, Administrative Recommendation French I is an active class that gives the beginning student the vocabulary necessary to communicate on a basic level with French speakers on a variety of familiar subjects such as school, home activities, etc. The student will learn how to formulate sentences and dialogues through listening, speaking, reading and writing. French translations of familiar Bible verses will be incorporated throughout the course. Cultural activities will accompany language lessons to acquaint students with food, artistic expression, and diversity of the francophone world. Curriculum:​ EMC; ​T’es branché,​ Level 1, Chapters 1-6

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Junior High Physical Education Required, 7​th/​ 8th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year All students in junior high are required to take Physical Education to develop skill and coordination through vigorous activities. Students learn to practice fair play and sportsmanship, whether winning or losing in a competitive environment.​ ​Courses are divided by gender.

ELECTIVES Life Prep Period ​ th​ Elective, 7th ​ /8 ​ Grade, Semester or Full Year SCA’s mission is to enable students to meet their God-given potential. In supporting this goal, Life Prep class has been created to honor the uniqueness of each student. Time may be spent to facilitate music lessons, study for classes, obtain tutoring, or take advantage of ministry opportunities. Students are encouraged to bring their ideas for Life Prep time to their Life Prep instructor. Credit dependent on attendance. Grades given will be Pass/Fail.

Student Aide Prerequisite: ​Approved applications. Applications may be picked up in the college and career advisor’s office.

Elective, 7th ​ /​ 8th​ ​ Grade, Semester or Full Year Eighth grade students have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings​ ​as an aide. They will be asked to help with an array of tasks under the supervision of SCA faculty or staff. Aide positions are available in the following areas: elementary classrooms, the elementary library, and school offices. Credit dependent on attendance. Grades given will be Pass/Fail.

— C​OURSE​ D​ESCRIPTIONS​ — High School (9​th​–12​th​ Grade)

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— H​IGH​ S​CHOOL​ C​OURSES​ — Senior High (9​th​- 12​th​ Grade)

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Summit Christian Academy AP/Dual Credit Course Enrollment Requirements *​Dual Credit Classes are offered at an ​additional​ cost and​ are billed by the college. SBU charges -​ $ ​ 95 per credit hour SLU charges - $65 per credit hour *As of January 2017 – Prices subject to change based on college determination.

SCA Philosophy of Admission into AP/Dual Credit Classes The ability to take a class for AP/dual credit at the high school level is to be considered an earned privilege for those students whose attitude toward study reflects a collegiate level of maturity. Prior to enrollment in the initial AP/dual credit class, students and parents will be required to attend a short meeting in order to review college and classroom expectations. Dual credit requirements are established by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Course Requirements for all students In order to preserve the integrity of the collegiate environment within these classes, the following restrictions will apply: ● Students should have achieved an overall SCA cumulative percentage 80% or higher ● Students must meet ACT/SAT guidelines as named by the college. o SBU Guidelines ▪ English students must have an 18 on English portion of ACT ▪ Math Students must have an 18 on Math portion of ACT ● Students will achieve a 70% or higher on the initial class exam ● Students new to SCA will take a writing exam AP Courses Currently, SCA offers 2 AP courses: AP Chemistry and AP Physics. Students may take the AP course exam at the end of the year but are not required to do so. AP students may have prerequisite courses and are approved by the instructor. Dual Credit Course Requirements for Freshmen and Sophomores Freshmen and sophomores may be considered to enter dual credit courses; however, guidelines for entry are much more stringent. Students must first qualify. Students should be aware that they will be in courses that are comprised of predominantly of upperclassmen. Although intellectual abilities may be high, social/emotional maturity will be evaluated by administration. Dual Credit Classes are available through the SBU (Southwest Baptist University and SLU (St. Louis University). They are offered at an additional cost and are billed by the college. More information can be obtained by contacting the school office. Students are responsible for their own registration. 18


Summit Christian Academy Dual Credit Course Offerings Southwest Baptist University ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Course # ENG 1113 ENG 2213 GEO 1103 HIS 1113 HIS 1123 HIS 2213 HIS 2223 MAT 1195 SPA 1114 SPA 1124 SPA 2213 SPA 2223

Course Name College Credit Coll English I 3 Coll English II 3 Coll Geography 3 Coll Western Civ: Early Man to Ren 3 Coll Western Civ: Ren to Present 3 Coll American History 3 Coll Am Hist 1877-Present 3 Coll Calculus 5 Coll Spanish I 4 Coll Spanish II 4 Coll Inter Spanish I 3 Coll Inter Spanish II 3

Saint Louis University ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

BIOL 1242 BIOL1245 ENGL 2250 FREN 1010 FREN 1020 MATH1200 MATH 1300 MATH1400 MUSC 1000 PSY 1010 THEO 278 CMM 1200 POLS1100

Coll Principles of Biology Coll Biology Lab Coll Conflict, Social Justice & Literature Coll French I Coll French II Coll Algebra Coll Elementary Statistics Coll Precalculus Coll Music Appreciation Coll General Psychology Coll World Religions Coll Public Speaking Coll/AP Government

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Dual Credit Course Fees A $50 Curriculum fee per course is charged for students enrolled in all dual credit/honors courses. SBU – A per credit hour fee is assessed upon enrollment. Check must be enclosed with registration form. Balance must be paid in full by the end of the semester. Questions concerning billing should be directed to the college finance office at (417) 328-1523. The college will send a bill in the mail for any remaining balance. Courses are $75.00 p/credit hour with a deposit due at registration. SLU - Students taking courses from St. Louis University will submit payment online via the college’s website. Courses are $65.00 p/credit hour. Fall tuition is due December 1; Spring tuition is due April 1. Note: No additional fees other than $50 curriculum upcharge will be charged for dual credit courses not taken for college credit. Required courses which are offered concurrently with a dual credit course are not considered weighted courses due to differing student assignments. Should a student desire to have the course weighted without being dual-credit, permission should be secured from the course instructor.

Advanced Placement Course Offerings AP Calculus AB AP Chemistry AP Physics I AP U.S. Government & Politics

Online Course Offerings Year-long Courses Apologetics College Algebra College Psychology Semester Courses College English III Personal Finance Environmental Science

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BIBLE Introduction to Christianity 9th-12th Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course will consist of two distinct components. The first semester will be a discussion-driven seminar exploring the ideas of man as a spiritual being in search of his place in the universe. The concepts of worldview, truth, and faith will be explored. The second semester will be a traditional overview of the Bible, emphasizing the Old and New Testaments’ teaching of foundational Christian concepts. Curriculum: ​Wheaton Press,​ ​Foundations of Faith:​ ​Student Workbook One Wheaton Press, ​Foundations of Faith:​ Student Workbook Two Wheaton Press, ​Reflect: Christ-Centered Design

Bible I: Old and New Testament Survey Prerequisite: Entrance exam for incoming students

Required, Full Year, 1 credit Students will study the Scripture to gain an understanding of God’s Word and how to apply it to their lives. They will also learn how to create a devotion or sermon to share with others. Scripture memory will be required. Curriculum: H ​ oly Bible Teacher-generated Material

Bible II: Christian Theology and Spiritual Disciplines Required, Full Year, 1 credit Christian Theology and Spiritual Disciplines is a course that surveys what the whole counsel of God in Scripture teaches on the major Doctrines of the Christian Faith This will include: Scripture, God, Creation, Humankind, Sin, Salvation, the Church, and Last Things. Special focus will be given to how each area of Christian thinking applies to the lives of believers for both faith and practice. Scripture memory will be required as well as an incorporation of other spiritual disciplines that help shape their knowledge of scripture and their ability to apply it to everyday life. Curriculum:​ ​Zondervan,​ ​Christian Beliefs: ​20 Basics Every Christian Should Know​ NavPress, ​Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Zondervan, ​Charts for Teaching Theology and Doctrine

Bible III: Religions of the World (THEO278, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Students taking for dual credit must have a cumulative high school cumulative average of 80% or higher.

Required, Full Year, 1 high school credit, 3 college credits This course will explore the key figures, concepts and practices of the major world religions, emphasizing their historical development and contemporary manifestations. Moreover, we will concentrate on three thematic questions throughout the course: (1) What are the different approaches to the problem of evil and suffering? (2) How do the major world religions promote peace and/or violence? and (3) How do major world religions compare and contrast with the truth of Christianity, most familiar to students in the United States. We will also attend to other salient themes such as: religion and ecology, ethics, politics and women. This course will be weighted only when taken for dual credit. Curriculum: H ​ uston Smith, ​The World’s Religions W ​ ayne House, ​Charts of World Religions Bible Logos Software

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Bible IV: Apologetics This course is offered both online and in the classroom. Required, Full Year, 1 credit This course is designed to teach students a systematic defense of the Christian worldview using archaeological and historical evidence coupled with rational arguments for God’s existence. Students will learn philosophical language and concepts to understand and explain major worldview systems: atheism, agnosticism, deism, pantheism, polytheism, postmodernism, and theism. Students will gain a basic understanding of the historicity of Jesus’ life, Christianity, and the Bible. They will also learn principles of argumentation and the use of logic. The senior missions trip is the capstone of our Bible curriculum. Students are expected to financially plan for it and attend. Should extreme circumstances prohibit participation, students and parents will be required to meet with the school principal and plan twenty hours of alternative service. Curriculum: D ​ ean Hardy, ​Stand Your Ground: An Introductory Text for Apologetics Students C ​ .S. Lewis​, Mere Christianity R ​ ocky Mountain Expelled: ​No Intelligence Allowed Productions

Worship II Prerequisites: Worship I

​ Choose Bible, Fine Arts, or Elective Credit; 10​th-12th Grade,​ ​Full Year,​ ​1 credit The purpose of Worship II is to enable students to continue deepening their personal relationship with Christ in order to promote personal service to the body of Christ. Deep knowledge of Scriptural passages concerning worship will be increased through study of Scriptural commentary and writings of current and past worship leaders. Students will learn to build music sets, which are intentional and theme-based. They will write an analysis of readings and chosen music lyrics, synthesizing information they have gleaned from their studies. Greater service through community outreach and a willingness to demonstrate leadership skills within a team through both speech and actions will be expected, as students become true servant leaders. Students taking Worship II for fine arts credit will be expected to perform with the worship team and will demonstrate knowledge of transposing music and creating a worship team with balanced vocals and instrumentation. Mastery of a single instrument should be accomplished and a comfort level for performance with a secondary instrument will be expected. Fine arts students in Worship II will also be expected to compose/arrange a worship song. This course may be repeated for elective credit only.

Curriculum: ​How to Worship a King,​ Neese (author); How to Lead when you are not in Charge,​ Scroggins (author)

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COMMUNICATION ARTS English I: Grammar and World Literature Required, 9​th​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course focuses on language mechanics, literature, vocabulary enrichment, and composition. Students use their foundation in language mechanics to present their ideas clearly and concisely through formal essay composition. Analysis of literature and poetry requires students to think critically through the elements of fiction and poetry and to support their ideas with elements from the text while upholding a biblical worldview. Students refine and enhance their spelling and vocabulary through selected supplemental material, literature, and classroom discussions. Curriculum:​ A Beka; ​Vocabulary, Spelling, Poetry Holt​, Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Holt, ​Elements of Language, ​Third Course Prentice Hall, ​Timeless Voices; Timeless Themes B. Trimmer,​ Guide to MLA

Novels: Homer, ​The Odyssey Edith Hamilton,​ Mythology William Shakespeare, ​Julius Caesar Elie Wiesel, ​Night

English II: Grammar and American Literature Prerequisite: English I

Required, 10​th​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course emphasizes grammar, literary analysis, and vocabulary enrichment. Students read and write about works of American literature from exploration through the Civil Rights movement. Grammar and editing skills are reinforced in essays and a research paper. Students practice correct spelling and usage of interdisciplinary words. Curriculum:​ SCA: ​ Interdisciplinary Vocabulary for Sophomores Prentice Hall; ​Timeless Voices; Timeless Themes, The American Experience Holt, ​Elements of Language, ​Fourth Course Holt, ​Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, ​Fourth Course Trimmer: ​Guide to MLA

Novels: The Scarlet Letter The Red Badge of Courage A Raisin in the Sun

English III: Grammar and British Literature Prerequisite: English II

Required, 11​th​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course emphasizes grammar, academic writing, and literary analysis. Students read and write about British texts from the Middle Ages through the Victorian period. Students practice the usage of vocabulary words from Latin and Greek origin. Curriculum: ​Holt​, ​Elements of Language, ​Fifth Course H ​ olt, ​Grammar, Usage, Mechanics P ​ rentice Hall; ​Timeless Voices; Timeless Themes, British Literature P ​ restwick House, ​Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots

Novels: Frankenstein Macbeth Tale of Two Cities Pygmalion

College English Conflict, Social Justice and Literature (SLU ENGL 2250, Dual Credit Class) This course is fully online. Prerequisite:​ ​Completion of English III semester 1 and a cumulative percentage of 80% or higher.

11th ​ ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits This course introduces literary study within the context and theme of Cultural Conflict and Social Justice. Through the reading of a wide variety of genres – including nonfiction, poetry, and fiction – the course engages students in historical and literary ways of knowing. Methods include close reading, comparative textual analysis, and argumentative writing. Curriculum​: Same as Eng II (above) with additional writing assignments 26


English IV: Grammar and Contemporary Literature Prerequisite: English III

Required or Enrollment in English 1113 & 2213, 12th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course focuses on improving skills in grammar, punctuation, and rhetoric as well as developing the skills needed to analyze the written word. This will be accomplished through reading, discussing, and analyzing a variety of texts. Texts will include different genres such as poetry, prose, short stories​ ​and articles. Curriculum​: A ​ Beka​, Handbook of Grammar and Composition H ​ olt​; Elements of Language, S​ ixth Course Holt; ​Grammar, Usage, Mechanics​, Sixth Course Houghton Mifflin,​ ​Write for College: A Student Handbook OWL (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University) and other relevant websites Instructor generated exercises and writing prompts Lord of the Flies Fahrenheit 451

College English I (SBU ENG 1113, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Existing students must have recommendation by English III teacher, an 80% cumulative percentage, and an 18 or higher on the ACT.

Required or Enrollment in English IV, 12​th​ Grade, First Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits This is a semester college freshman composition course that enables students to develop correct and proficient writing skills. Special emphasis will be placed on the writing process, organization, and development of a technique that is clear, specific, and interesting to the reader. Various essay genres will be used and students will be involved in learning groups to explore topics of interest. Upon successful completion of this class and a score of 18 or higher on the English portion of the ACT, students will receive three college credits through SBU. Curriculum:​ Longman, ​LB Brief Handbook Sarah Skwire, ​Writing With a Thesis: A Rhetoric Reader Note: Transfer students must provide a writing sample to be approved for admission. A fee will apply.

College English II (SBU ENG 2213, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: English 1113 with percentage of 70% or higher.

Required or Enrollment in English IV, 12​th​ Grade, Second Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits This is a semester college freshman composition course that focuses on expository writing in connection with the study of imaginative literature (drama, fiction, and poetry). Students learn analytical skills and gain proficiency in writing, with special emphasis on literary analysis. Students learn and use literary criticism in the writing process. Upon successful completion of this class and a score of 18 or higher on the English portion of the ACT, students will receive three college credits through SBU. Curriculum:​ Longman, ​Literature: An Introduction to Fiction Poetry and Drama Novels: The Great Gatsby Hamlet

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English Strategies I 9th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year, Additional Fee Required After having academic testing, students having documented learning difficulties may be placed into English Strategies I. This small group or individual classroom setting will enable students to study an English curriculum that is parallel to the core English I course with the additional benefit of having instruction designed specifically for their current academic level and learning style. This English course meets core English discipline requirements for graduation and is substantially comparable, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to the similar course offering in the English discipline. Curriculum:​ Varies according to student level

English Strategies II 10th Grade, Full Year, Additional Fee Required After having academic testing, students having documented learning difficulties may be placed into English Strategies II. This small group or individual classroom setting will enable students to study an English curriculum that is parallel to the core English II course with the additional benefit of having instruction designed specifically for their current academic level and learning style. This English course meets core English discipline requirements for graduation and is substantially comparable, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to the similar course offering in the English discipline. Curriculum​: Varies according to student level

English Strategies III 11th Grade, Full Year, Additional Fee Required After having academic testing, students having documented learning difficulties may be placed into English Strategies III. This small group or individual classroom setting will enable students to study an English curriculum that is parallel to the core English III course with the additional benefit of having instruction designed specifically for their current academic level and learning style. This English course meets core English discipline requirements for graduation and is substantially comparable, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to the similar course offering in the English discipline. Curriculum​: Varies according to student level

English Strategies IV 12th Grade, Full Year, Additional Fee Required After having academic testing, students having documented learning difficulties may be placed into English Strategies IV. This small group or individual classroom setting will enable students to study an English curriculum that is parallel to the core English IV course with the additional benefit of having instruction designed specifically for their current academic level and learning style. This English course meets core English discipline requirements for graduation and is substantially comparable, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to the similar course offerings in the English discipline. Curriculum​: Varies according to student level

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COMMUNICATION ARTS ELECTIVES Creative Writing ​ th​ Elective, 10th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester or Full Year, 0.5 or 1 credit This course is offered every other year in school years beginning with an odd number. Students will both read and create different types of writing, such as reflections, poetry, short stories, dialogue, and narratives. Students will keep a daily journal, as well as read and edit their peers’ pieces. The year ends with students creating a personal anthology of their favorite literature. This is a writing-intensive course. Curriculum:​ Random House, Poetry 180: ​A Turning Back to Poetry Writer’s Digest Books, ​The Writer’s Book of Wisdom Various handouts and excerpts from novels and poetry.

High School Speech Required, 9th-12th Grade, Semester, 0.5 credit This course is an in-depth study of communication to develop critical thinking, persuasion, and delivery skills. They will participate in small group activities and practice the skills of informative, persuasive, interpretation of literature impromptu and extemporaneous speeches. They will learn the rules of competitive forensics (speech and debate). Curriculum:​ C ​ hampion Briefs, Teacher’s Public Speaking Resource Book, ​New York Times​.

College Public Speaking (CMM 1200 Public Speaking) Prerequisite: HS Speech or HS Debate

10th-12th, Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits Students are introduced to principles of effective public speaking and provided with opportunities to develop public speaking skills. In addition, standards of evaluation for public communication are established for use in evaluating their own and other's public speaking performances. Curriculum:​ T​ BA

Introduction to Debate Elective credit or speech credit, 9th -12th Grade, Semester, 0.5 credit This course is designed to teach and develop the skills of analysis, research, reasoning, and persuasion. Students will learn to logically develop and organize rational arguments on both sides of controversial subjects and defend those arguments thoughtfully and articulately from the attack of others. Students will be introduced to speech events that take place during competitive tournaments​. Curriculum:​ West Coast Publishing Ultimate Package

Debate 1 Comm Arts credit (may only replace English IV) or Elective credit, 9th-12th Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course is designed for those who wish to further develop skills in speech and debate for the purposes of competing as a member of the SCA Speech and Debate Team. Students are expected to participate in MSHSAA/NSDA-sponsored debate and forensics tournaments throughout the year. Participation in two tournaments per semester is required, with events and competition level to be determined by the instructor. After school practices are required and Friday/Saturday tournament participation is expected to meet the tournament requirements. Curriculum:​ West Coast Publishing Ultimate Package

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Advanced Competitive Speech & Debate Prerequisite: Competitive Debate 1 or Academic Dean approval.

Elective or Communication Arts credit (may only replace English IV) or Speech credit, 10th-12th Grade, Full Year, 1 credit. Students may take the class up to three times. This course is designed for those who wish to further develop their skills in speech and debate beyond the novice level. Students will compete as a member of the SCA Speech and Debate Team. Students are expected to participate in MSHSAA/NSDA-sponsored debate and forensics tournaments throughout the year. Participation in two tournaments per semester is required, with competition level to be determined by the instructor. After school practices are required and Friday/Saturday tournament participation is expected to meet the tournament requirements. Students will also serve as mentors to students in the Junior High, Intro to Debate, and Debate 1 classes, including judging at novice level tournaments. Curriculum:​ West Coast Publishing Ultimate Package NSDA Membership

Summer Preparation for Debate National Competition Prerequisite: Competitive Debate and instructor approval Elective or Communication Arts credit (may only replace English IV) or Speech credit, 10th-12th Grade, Full Year, 1 credit. Students may take the class up to three times. This course is designed for those who have qualified to attend the National Speech and Debate Association tournament. Students will compete as a member of the SCA Speech and Debate Team. Students will be expected to attend on and off-campus preparation and attend the week-long tournament. This tournament does require student fees. Curriculum:​ West Coast Publishing Ultimate Package NSDA Membership

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MATHEMATICS Algebra IA Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

​ th​ 8th ​ /9 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Students must successfully complete Pre-Algebra before taking Algebra IA. In this class, emphasis is placed on basic algebra concepts as well as solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities. Class pace will emphasize review and mastery of concepts before moving on. Students will be required to take Algebra IB the following year.

Curriculum: ​McDougal-Littell, ​Algebra I: An Integrated Approach

Algebra IB Prerequisite: Algebra IA

​ th ​ 9th ​ /10 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Students must successfully complete Algebra IA before taking Algebra IB. In this class, students study systems of equations, exponent properties, quadratic equations, factoring, radicals and rational expressions. Class pace will emphasize review and mastery of concepts before moving on.

Curriculum:​ McDougal-Littell, ​Algebra I: An Integrated Approach

Algebra I Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

​ th​ Required, 8​th/9 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Algebra I covers a variety of topics including expressions, equations, functions, solving and graphing linear equations and functions, solving and graphing linear inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, polynomials and factoring, quadratic equations and functions, data analysis, and probability. Note taking skills will be stressed. The purpose of this class is to prepare the student for Algebra 2.

Curriculum: ​Holt McDougal Larson, Algebra I 2012

Algebra II Prerequisite: Algebra I

Full Year, 1 credit Algebra II is offered to students who have successfully completed Algebra I. Topics studied include interpreting & manipulating algebraic functions (linear, absolute value, quadratic, higher-degree polynomials, exponential, radical, logarithmic, and rational). Students will be able to solve and simplify algebraic expressions using a variety of representations by hand and with the use of graphing calculator technology. Curriculum: ​Holt McDougal Larson, Algebra II 2012

Geometry Prerequisite: Algebra I (may be taken concurrently)

Full Year, 1 credit Geometry is offered to students who have successfully completed Algebra I. Topics studied include reasoning and logic, applying properties of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometric figures, transformations, measurements, and an introduction to right triangle trigonometry. Curriculum: ​Holt McDougal Larson, Geometry 2012

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College Algebra (SLU MATH 1200, Dual Credit Class) This course is offered both online and in the classroom. Prerequisite: Algebra II & Geometry with a grade of 80% or higher and a cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher. Students must have an 18 in the math portion of the ACT and a 21 composite.

​ th​ 10th ​ /11 ​ /12th​ ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 high school credit, 3 college credits Brief review of algebraic essentials, graphs, functions and their graphs, linear and quadratic functions, polynomial and rational functions.

Curriculum: ​Pearson, ​College Algebra,​ Blitzer, SixthEdition Ebook

College Pre-Calculus (SLU MATH 1400, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Algebra II and a cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher. Students must have an 18 in the math portion of the ACT and a 21 composite.

Elective, 11​th/​ 12t​ h ​Grades, Full Year, 1 credit, 3 college credits Pre-Calculus covers functions, graphs and models; modeling with linear and quadratic functions; polynomial and rational functions; modeling with exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities and conditional equations; additional topics in trigonometry; additional topics in analytic geometry; and parametric equations. Curriculum: ​Pearson, ​Pre-Calculus​ , Blitzer, Fifth edition​ ​Ebook.

College Calculus (SBU MATH 1195, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: 80% or higher grade in College Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus and a cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher. Students must have an 18 in the math portion of the ACT and a 21 composite.

Elective, 12th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 high school credit, 5 college credits Calculus builds on the foundation students received in College Algebra/Pre-Calculus. This course is recommended for any student interested in engineering, business, mathematics, pre-med or other related fields. This course studies graphs, functions, plane analytical geometry, limits, continuity, derivatives, velocity acceleration, rates of change, maxima and minima, differentials, the Mean Value Theorems for integrals, area, and methods of finding volumes. Curriculum: ​Prentice Hall, ​Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic,​ by Finney, Demanal, Waits, Kennedy, Fourth edition

AP College Calculus AB (SBU MATH 1195, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: 80% or higher grade in College Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus and a cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher. Students must have an 18 in the math portion of the ACT and a 21 composite.

Elective, 12th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year, 2 high school credits, 5 college credits Calculus builds on the foundation students received in College Algebra/Pre-Calculus. This course is recommended for any student interested in engineering, business, mathematics, pre-med or other related fields. This course studies graphs, functions, plane analytical geometry, limits, continuity, derivatives, velocity acceleration, rates of change, maxima and minima, differentials, the Mean Value Theorems for integrals, area, and methods of finding volumes. This course is covered at a much faster pace and includes two additional chapters covering differential equations and mathematical modeling. Students will also be required to pay for and take the AP exam in May. Students must enroll in two periods for this course. Curriculum: ​Prentice Hall, ​Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic,​ by Finney, Demanal, Waits, Kennedy, Fourth edition

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College Elementary Statistics with Computers (SLU MATH 1300, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: 80% or higher grade in College Algebra or Pre-Calculus and a cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher. Students must have an 18 in the math portion of the ACT and a 21 composite.

​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ /12 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 high school credit, 3 college credits Data production and analysis; probability basics, distributions; sampling, estimation with confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, t-test; correlation and regression; cross tabulations and chi-square. Students learn to use the statistical package such as MS EXCEL. Two semesters in the same academic year.

Curriculum​: Introductory Statistics, Mann, Pub: Wiley, 7th Ed. ISBN: 9780470444665 / Basic Business Statistics, Berenson, Levine, Szabat Pub: Pearson, 13th Ed. Ebook. ISBN: 978-0321870025

Math Strategies in Pre-Algebra 9th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year, Additional Fee Required After having academic testing, students having documented learning difficulties may be placed into Math Strategies in Pre-Algebra. This small group or individual classroom setting will enable students to study a math curriculum that is parallel to the Pre-Algebra core course with the additional benefit of having instruction designed specifically for their current academic level and learning style. This math course will meet core math discipline requirements for graduation and is substantially comparable, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to the similar course offering in the math discipline. Curriculum​: McGraw Hill, ALEKS Online Program Holt McDougal Larson, ​Pre-Algebra

Math Strategies in Algebra I 10​th​ Grade, Full Year, Additional Fee Required After having academic testing, students having documented learning difficulties may be placed into Math Strategies in Algebra I. This small group or individual classroom setting will enable students to study a math curriculum that is parallel to the Algebra I core course with the additional benefit of having instruction designed specifically for their current academic level and learning style. This math course will meet core math discipline requirements for graduation and is substantially comparable, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to the similar course offering in the math discipline. Curriculum​: McGraw Hill, ALEKS Online Program Holt McDougal Larson, ​Pre-Algebra

Math Strategies in Algebra II 11h​ ​ Grade, Full Year, Additional Fee Required After having academic testing, students having documented learning difficulties may be placed into Math Strategies in Algebra II. This small group or individual classroom setting will enable students to study a math curriculum that is parallel to the Algebra II core course with the additional benefit of having instruction designed specifically for their current academic level and learning style. This math course will meet core math discipline requirements for graduation and is substantially comparable, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to the similar course offering in the math discipline. Curriculum​: McGraw Hill, ALEKS Online Program Holt McDougal Larson, ​Pre-Algebra

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Math Strategies in Geometry 12th ​ ​ Grade, Full Year, Additional Fee Required After having academic testing, students having documented learning difficulties may be placed into Math Strategies in Geometry. This small group or individual classroom setting will enable students to study a math curriculum that is parallel to the Geometry core course with the additional benefit of having instruction designed specifically for their current academic level and learning style. This math course will meet core math discipline requirements for graduation and is substantially comparable, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to the similar course offering in the math discipline. Curriculum​: McGraw Hill, ALEKS Online Program Holt McDougal Larson, ​Pre-Algebra

Accounting I Prerequisite: Introduction to Business or Personal Finance, Understanding of Excel

​ th​ 11th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 Credit This course is designed to build a basic understanding of manual and automated accounting principles, concepts, and procedures. Activities include using the accounting equation, completing the accounting cycle, entering transactions to journals, posting to ledgers, preparing end-of-period statements and reports, managing payroll systems, completing banking activities, calculating taxes, and performing other related tasks.

Curriculum​: Cengage Learning, ​Mindtap

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SCIENCE Physical Science Required, 9​th​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course covers introductory topics in chemistry and physics and prepares students for upper level courses in these areas. Topics covered include scientific method, measurement, force, motion, machines, heat, electricity, magnetism, nuclear reactions, kinetic theory, and atomic structure, classification of matter, chemical bonds and chemical reactions. Many lab activities give students first hand knowledge of the laws and principles covered in this course. Curriculum: ​Glencoe, ​Physical Science

Biology Required, 10​th​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course examines God's creation through a Biblical Worldview. Students will study the scientific method, cell structure and function, mitosis/meiosis, DNA structure and replication, protein synthesis and genetics. Students will use microscopes, create a cell model, a DNA keychain, and a 3D printed model. The study of the Theory of Evolution will be done by an extensive look at the Animal Kingdom and God's perfect Creation. In fulfilling the Dominion Mandate, students will participate in the following dissections: jellyfish, clam, starfish, sand dollar, crayfish, perch, shark, turtle and pigeon. Curriculum:​ Glencoe,​ Biology

College Principles of Biology I (SLU BIOL 1240, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Biology

11th/12th Grades, Full Year, 1 high school credit, 3 college credits First semester of the two-semester Principles of Biology sequence. Students learn about chemical and molecular basis of living organisms, cell structure and function, gene structure, expression and heredity, natural selection, and population dynamics. In addition to learning concepts in biology, students practice critical thinking and problem-solving. Requires BIOL 1245 to be taken simultaneously in the same semester. Curriculum: ​Pearson, ​Biological Science: Mastering Biology

College Principles of Biology Lab (SLU BIOL 1245, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Biology

11th/12th Grades, Full Year, 1 high school credit, 1 college credit BIOL 1245 covers experimental approaches used in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and population dynamics. Students will learn to use scientific instruments and techniques implemented in these fields. Students will propose and test hypotheses, collect and analyze data, represent data visually, and practice written and oral scientific communication skills. Requires BIOL 1240 to be taken simultaneously in the same semester. Curriculum: ​Pearson, ​Biological Science, Mastering Biology

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Environmental Science Semester 2 available both online and in the classroom. Prerequisite: Biology

11th ​ ​ /12th​ ​ Grades, Full Year, 1 credit This course is the study of how living things interact with the environment, biomes, energy, renewable and nonrenewable resources. Course will also explore issues such as global warming, pollution, and other environmental concerns. Students will be encouraged and challenged to think about sustainable practices, environmental responsibility and global awareness. Projects will include an in-depth study of the land and how organisms interact and PowerPoint presentations. Students will have an in-depth opportunity to understand field science. Students will take a field trip to YaYa’s Alpaca Farm to study local, sustainable agricultural practices (2nd semester only). Curriculum: ​Pearson, ​Environmental Science: Your World, Your Turn

Chemistry Prerequisite: Physical Science or Biology and Algebra I

​ th​ 11th ​ /12 ​ Grades, Full Year, 1 credit This course requires a good grasp of Algebra. Students study measurement, significant figures, atomic structure, atomic theory, elements, compounds, mixtures, solutions, the periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, molecular geometry, energy, heat, temperature, acid-base chemistry, and gas laws. Many labs give students an opportunity for hands-on experiences.

Curriculum: ​BJU Press, ​Chemistry

AP Chemistry Prerequisite: Chemistry or Administrative Approval

​ th​ 11th ​ /12 ​ Grades, Full Year, 1 credit This course requires a good grasp of Algebra. Students study measurement, significant figures, atomic structure, atomic theory, elements, compounds, mixtures, solutions, the periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, molecular geometry, energy, heat, temperature, acid-base chemistry, and gas laws. Many labs give students an opportunity for hands-on experiences. To receive college credit, students must take and pass the AP exam in the spring. A field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in October is included​. This is an additional expense.

Curriculum: ​Zumdahl, ​Chemistry

Anatomy and Physiology ​ th​ 11th ​ /12 ​ Grades, Full Year, 1 credit This course will examine the intricate design of the human body that God has fearfully and wonderfully created. Students will examine the structure and functions of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Hands-on labs included testing for macromolecules, a forensics bone study, preparation and evaluation of sunscreen, muscle fatigue, testing reflexes, blood typing, testing lung capacity, a urinalysis, and working with clay models. Dissection labs include: brain, eye, heart, kidney, and fetal pig. Field trip to the Kansas Rockhurst University Cadaver Lab is included. Curriculum: ​McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ​Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology

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AP Physics I Prerequisites: Chemistry (with a grade of 80% or higher) and Algebra II (may be taken concurrently with administrative consent)

12th Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course will examine the laws and principles God has designed that govern the physical universe. Through project-based inquiry students will discover these laws in a study of mechanics that includes motion, forces, gravitation, and momentum. The study of energy will investigate work, machines, thermal and states of matter. At the end of the year, we will cover electrical circuits and touch on subatomic physics. Twenty-five percent of our time will be in hands-on labs. This course is algebra, not calculus, based and has been designed with input from a number of colleges and universities to prepare our students for college physics and the rigors of the hard sciences. A field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in October is included​. This is an additional expense. Curriculum: ​Openstax, ​AP Physics

Health and Bioethics Prerequisite: Biology (may be taken concurrently with administrative consent)

This course is offered every other year in school years beginning with an odd number. ​ th​ 10th ​ -12 ​ Grades, Semester, 0.5 Credits This course is designed to lay a health foundation and is especially appropriate for those considering careers in medicine or emergency services. Topics will include but are not limited to personal health, fitness & nutrition, human growth & development, and social health. The students will be expected to research, create projects and presentations, and participate in debates. Students will be provided the opportunity to receive their CPR and first aid certification. They will also investigate current and sometimes controversial topics in health including, but not limited to abortion, euthanasia, crises management, and bioethics. Curriculum​: Teacher-generated materials

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SOCIAL STUDIES Ancient World History Required, 9​th​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course is designed to bring students to a more in-depth understanding of Creation, and the Ancient World. Based on the textbook, the teacher-generated PowerPoint presentations are used to study the great movements of God throughout history – as well as why civilizations rise and fall. An appreciation for how archeology has changed over time (especially now in our current high-tech world) will also be incorporated. Lessons from the Bible are an easy fit with most units and are used as regular supplements to lessons. Curriculum​: B ​ JU Press,​ World History American History from Reconstruction to the Present Required, 10​th​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit American History is designed to provide each student with an overview of the American experience from Reconstruction through the Cold War Era. Students will study the impact Christianity has had in the maturing of our country and become familiar with the impact of Americans from a variety of ethnic, national, and racial backgrounds on the “complete picture” that is our history and heritage. Students will be taught how professionals work with the different types of “evidence” that historians examine, such as primary and secondary documents, visual images, diaries, maps, statistics, etc.​ ​In the process, students will have the opportunity to enhance their critical thinking and communication skills. Instruction and assessments will be varied in order to give each student an opportunity to develop his/her potential. Curriculum​: BJU​, American History, s​ upplemental material ​The Hiding Place

American Government Required, 10​th/​11​th​/12​th​ Grades, Semester, 0.5 credit This course is designed to teach an appreciation for America’s God-given heritage of liberty, how the U.S. government is Constitutionally-organized, and how it works in practice. Each week student-selected current event papers will be required for classroom discussion. Each year’s fall campaigns and elections will be monitored closely and speakers from government will be brought in to address the class from time to time. Developing a working knowledge of all sides of hot-button issues will be encouraged – as will participation in the democratic process. Curriculum​: BJU Press​, American Government

College American Government (SBU POL 1113, Dual Credit Class) Available online Prerequisite: Cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher.

​ th​ 11th ​ /12 ​ Grades, Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits Origin, organization and policy of United States government at the national, state and local levels. Encourages citizen participation and leadership in democratic processes beginning at the community level. Fulfills the Missouri statutory requirement.

Curriculum: ​ Cengage​, ​American Government, Essentials Edition: Institutions and Policies AP Edition, 16th Ed. ​Founding Brothers, the Revolutionary Generation b ​ y Joseph J. Ellis Supplemental material

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AP United States Government and Politics Prerequisite: Cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher.

Runs concurrently with College Government ​ th​ 11th ​ /12 ​ Grades, Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits Origin, organization and policy of United States government at the national, state and local levels. Encourages citizen participation and leadership in democratic processes beginning at the community level. Fulfills the Missouri statutory requirement. Curriculum: ​ Cengage​, ​American Government, Essentials Edition: Institutions and Policies AP Edition, 16th Ed. Founding Brothers, the Revolutionary Generation ​by Joseph J. Ellis Supplemental material

Economics ​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 Credit This course is designed to help students understand economic concepts necessary for their participation in the global socioeconomic and capitalist systems as wage earners, business owners, producers, and investors. Basic economic concepts like supply and demand, competition, growth, and stability are emphasized. Topics include the government’s role in the economy, the sharing of economic risks, and the effect of inflation and monetary policies on national and international economics. Curriculum:​ BJU Press, ​Economics

Strategies in Economics ​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 Credit, Additional Fees Apply This unique program was designed for students to learn the concepts covered in basic economics courses. An ability-appropriate reading level; sophisticated page layout; and up-to-date, visuals make Economics​ accessible to all students. Topics to be covered in the course include: What is Economics, How Markets Work, Businesses and Labor, Economic Performance, Government and the Economy, The Global Economy and How Economics Affects You. Curriculum: ​PCI Economics

College Geography (SBU GEO 1103, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher.

​ th​ Elective, 10th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits Students will discover the beautiful, unique blue planet that God gave Mankind dominion over. The zones and features of the physical Earth will be taught in harmony with how human history and culture have been influenced by topography and climate. Planetary and continental extremes will be studied in depth. There will be internet assignments related to the United States Geological Survey as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Curriculum​:​ W ​ iley,​ G ​ eography:​ ​Realms, Regions and Concepts, ​16​th​ Edition

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College American History (SBU HISTORY 2213, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher. For sophomores to be considered for the class, they must have a high school cumulative percentage of 95% or higher. ​ th​ Elective, 10th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits This course covers the period of American history from the Age of Discovery through the Civil War. Two historical research papers will be required. One paper will be related to colonial settlement while the other will be based on slavery and the antebellum south. Students will participate in genealogy research and archiving. Upon successful completion of this class, students will earn three fully transferable college credits through SBU.

Curriculum​: Mary Rowlandson, ​The Captivity​ o ​ f Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Frederick Douglas, ​The Narrative of Frederick Douglass McGraw Hill​, The Unfinished Nation, V ​ olume 1 Teacher-generated PowerPoint presentations

College American History 1877-Present (SBU HISTORY 2223, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher.​ ​For sophomores to be considered for the class, they must have cumulative high school cumulative percentage of 95% or higher. ​ th​ Elective, 10th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits This course covers the period of American history from Reconstruction through the end of the Cold War. One historical research paper will be required. Upon successful completion of this class, students will earn three fully transferable college credits through SBU. Curriculum​: R ​ aymond A. Mohland, Roger Biles, ​The Making of Urban America

McGraw-Hill, ​The Unfinished Nation ​New York, ​Warriors Don’t Cry Teacher-generated PowerPoint presentations

College Western Civilization to 1600 (SBU HIS 1113 Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher.

​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ /12 ​ Grade, 1st​ ​ Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits This course provides a survey of Western Civilization from the Paleolithic period through the Middle Ages.

Curriculum: ​The Making of the West, Peoples and Cultures, fifth edition, Hunt, et al.

College Western Civilization since 1600 (SBU HIS 1123 Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher.

​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ /12 ​ Grade, 2nd ​ ​ Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits Examines the history of world civilization from the Renaissance to the present day. Curriculum:​ T​ he Making of the West, Peoples and Cultures, fifth edition, Hunt, et al.

College General Psychology (SLU PSY 1010 Dual Credit Class) This course is offered both online and in the classroom. Prerequisite: Cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher.

​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ /12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credits Provides a basic and general knowledge of the theoretical, scientific, and conceptual foundations of psychology, including biological, cognitive, emotional, developmental, cultural and social aspects. Includes key concepts and principles, methods for collecting and evaluating evidence, and application of psychological knowledge.

Curriculum:​ Houghton Mifflin, ​Social Studies: Psychology​ (2018)

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BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY Technology Applications Elective, 9-12th ​ ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 credit *Internet safety module is required of all SCA students. See advisor for details. Technology Applications will produce students who are capable of being ethical digital citizens, morally responsible, competent, and creative users of technology and Cloud computing. This class reviews and builds on the foundation of Digital Citizenship and covers the use of SCA technology; Internet safety (i.e. cyber bullying, information security, responsible use of social media, etc.); Google Apps for Education; keyboarding skills; intermediate (and some advanced) Microsoft Office 2010 skills; and an introduction to Application Development. Multiple individual and collaborative projects will be used for assessment. Curriculum: ​Cengage Learning, ​Microsoft Office 2010: Illustrated Introductory

Marketing and Social Media ​ th​ Elective, 10th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 credit This class is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors with excellent computing skills who have taken previous business courses. This course helps students understand marketing by learning the method through which businesses analyze, plan, and implement products to develop and maintain valuable exchanges with target buyers. Students will learn the basic elements of social media marketing and how it applies to the current trends. Students may also assist the SCA Development Department in maintaining the SCA Facebook page and the SCA StuCo store. This course is project based.

BUSINESS Introduction to Business ​ th​ Elective, 10th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 credit This course will strengthen student awareness of the American economic system and business operation. Topics covered include the global economic environment, corporate structures, management strategy, impacting government interaction, marketing, information processing, and labor relations. Students will develop an awareness of business and career opportunities. Curriculum:​ Pearson, ​Business Essentials ​Online: Google Apps for Education, other online learning tools.

Computer Science ​ th​ Elective, 10th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Year Long, 1 credit This course provides an introduction to the many facets of computer technology, including using programming as a problem-solving tool. The course does not aim to teach a single programming language but aims instead to develop computational thinking, to generate excitement about the field of computing, and to introduce computational tools that foster creativity as well as problem solving design. The course also aims to build students’ awareness of the tremendous demand for computer specialists and for professionals in all fields who have computational skills. Each unit focuses on one or more computationally intensive career paths. Students will receive an overview of current topics in computer science such as the capabilities of different programming languages and the significance of computer programming in today’s society. Curriculum: ​Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition,http://www.microsoft.com/express/Windows/ Code.org, Lightbot, Enthought Canopy (Python), Khan Academy: HTML5 & CSS learning module, SQL learning module, JavaScript learning module, CodingBat.com, Pico CTF, Microsoft Excel , Notepad++

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Personal Finance This course is offered both online and in the classroom. ​ th​ Required, 10​th-12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 credit Students will increase their knowledge and understanding of personal finance concepts through a fast paced video driven curriculum produced by Dave Ramsey and his organization. The class will focus on the student’s role as a citizen, family member, consumer, and participant in the business world. Topics include financial planning, money management, compound interest, savings, credit, insurance and much more. Curriculum:​ Lampo Group,​ ​Foundations in Personal Finance ​Online: Google Apps for Education, other online learning tools.

Economics ​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 Credit This course is designed to help students understand economic concepts necessary for their participation in the global socioeconomic and capitalist systems as wage earners, business owners, producers, and investors. Basic economic concepts like supply and demand, competition, growth, and stability are emphasized. Topics include the government’s role in the economy, the sharing of economic risks, and the effect of inflation and monetary policies on national and international economics. Curriculum:​ BJU Press, ​Economics

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Career Internship Elective for 1 or 2 credits, 12​th​ Grade, Full Year career internship. Minimum of 4.5 onsite hours each week or 72 each semester. Number of hours determines credit. Must be enrolled in Career Internship during 7th ​ ​ and 8th​ ​ periods for admission into the program. External Internship Opportunities This practical, on–the-job career shadow is provided by students’ participation in organizations which connect to students’ long-term career or ministry goals. The advisor assists the students with the business and ministry communities to place students in an internship or occupation that will further develop the competencies acquired by the student. Students will report to an off-campus organization 3 days per week and will receive in class instruction 2 days per week. Grades will be project based along with performance reviews. Reviews will be based on performance of the assigned duties at the job/internship site as well as evaluations forms from the student’s site supervisor and teacher coordinator. Past internships at SCA have included a law firm, surgical center, elementary and secondary education, special needs education, sports medicine, photography, fire department, engineering, and sheet metal work. Any student idea for internship will be considered. All students must conduct an informal interview with the teacher coordinator and advisor before admission into the program. Admission into the internship program is reserved for students with outstanding character. Consideration toward student attendance, discipline, academic effort, and dependability will be given prior to acceptance into the course. Students may be admitted on a probationary status for a quarter. Internships at family businesses will not be allowed due to conflict of interest. Internal Internship Opportunities Should a documented schedule conflict occur, an intern may be able to do an internal internship with a coordinating SCA staff member. The staff member will provide the internship coordinator with a list of objectives for the semester/year. These objectives will be reviewed by the Academic Dean for approval. This staff member will be delegated as the internship advisor and will have the responsibility of taking attendance of the intern and designate all assignments and tasks. Note: Leaving for a place of employment/internship during the school year requires approval of employer and administration. Summer Internship Elective up to .5, Additional fees will apply. In preparation to succeed in a competitive global economy, SCA supports summer learning. Finishing their sophomore and/or junior years, students may elect to perform a summer internship. Internships may not be paid, must be approved through the academic dean's office, and are subject to the availability of an assigned supervising member. Internships must be for the purposes of career exploration. The internship provider will meet with the student's supervisor for development of objectives to be met over the time of the student's service. They will also perform on-site visits that are both announced and unannounced. Students are required to document hours and activities. Student direct reports must be outside of a familial relationship. Internships will be added to the transcript as .5 credits with documentation of every 60 hours. No grades will be assigned. Students may only earn 1 full credit p/summer. 47


Entrepreneurship Prerequisite: Intro to Business

​ th​ Elective, 10th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 credit This course will introduce students to small business management and entrepreneurial concepts including sole proprietorship, marketing strategy, customer service, planning business processes, and managing finances for business. Students will prepare a business plan.

Curriculum: ​Glenco​e, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 2006 Online: Google Apps for Education, other online learning tools

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VISUAL ARTS Drawing ​ Elective, 9th ​ -12th Grade,​ ​Full Year, 1 credit This course is designed for all beginning drawing students. If you can write your name, you can learn to draw what you see. Students learn how to visually measure objects, how to enlarge images using a grid system, and other techniques to improve drawing skills. Subject matter is from life. Drawing exercises focus on contour line; positive and negative space; visual measurement and proportion; value, form and contrast; and illusion of depth and space. Students complete major drawings including a self-portrait, still life, and landscape. Various media are used including graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, conte crayon, oil, pastel, watercolor pencils and ink. Curriculum: ​Barnes & Noble Books, ​How to Paint & Draw ​Videos​: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Learn to See, Learn to Draw

Design Elements ​ Elective, 9th ​ -12th Grade,​ ​Semester, 0.5 credit Students learn and apply the elements of design. Various media are used to create dynamic designs, including commercial graphic design, scratch art, paper cutting, printmaking, fabric decoration, batik, silk painting, clay relief. Curriculum: ​Davis Publications, ​The Visual Experience, Teacher's Edition

Design Principles ​ Elective, 9th ​ -12th Grade,​ ​Semester, 0.5 credit Students learn and apply the principles of design. Emphasis is on composition. Various media are used to create dynamic designs, including commercial graphic design, metal embossing, fibers/weaving, embroidery, drawing, painting, collage, bookmaking, surface decoration, mosaic, interior design. Curriculum: ​Davis Publications, ​The Visual Experience, Teacher's Edition

Painting ​ Elective, 9th ​ -12th Grade,​ ​Full Year, 1 credit This course is designed to encourage painting competency in both watercolors and acrylics. The majority of class time is spent on studio work, experimenting and discovering the possibilities of these mediums. Outline includes properties of color, hue, value, intensity, and color theory. Students will explore art historical periods with studio work relating to these studies and painting in a variety of media. Course outline includes overview and exploration from realistic painting, Baroque, Regionalism, Fauvism, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, Hard Edge Painting, and Pop Art. Self-evaluation, art criticism, and art history are explored. Research includes investigating historical periods in art and the artists who created them. Curriculum: ​Crystal Productions, ​Acrylic Painting

Pottery ​ Elective, 9th ​ -12th Grade,​ ​Semester, 0.5 credit Emphasis is on three-dimensional design. Students learn the fundamentals of clay construction through hand-building (coil, slab, and pinch), as well as an introduction to the pottery wheel. Sculpture ​ th​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 credit Students learn and explore different types of sculpture (freestanding, relief, and mobile) and create using a variety of methods (modeling, carving, assemblage) utilizing an assortment of different media. 50


Digital Photography Elective, 11th-12th Grade, Semester, 0.5 credit This is a basic course in photography designed to offer experiences with digital devices and cameras. Various camera settings will be learned to offer greater creative and technical control. This course builds the foundation for visual literacy regarding both form and content of photographic images. The elements and principles of design as they relate to photographic composition are emphasized. Students learn framing within the viewfinder and explore various compositional principles. Students also learn to examine images critically through weekly critiques and writing projects. Digital processing techniques are also introduced using Adobe Photoshop. Curriculum:​ Teacher-Generated Materials

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THEATRE ARTS Acting & Improv ​ th​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, .5 credit Students develop their skills in improvisation, pantomime, vocal production, and movement. Students will perform in the classroom to gain experience and confidence. Curriculum: ​Perfection Learning,​ Basic Drama Projects

Acting Workshop ​ th​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, .5 credit Students develop their acting skills through ensemble work and character development, using comedic and dramatic scenes. Students may be given the chance to participate in One Act Night in May Curriculum: ​Perfection Learning,​ Basic Drama Projects

Competitive Drama Prerequisite: Speech and/or Intro to Debate and/or Academic Dean approval.

Elective, 10th-12th Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Fine Arts or Comm Arts credit This is a co-curricular course, designed to offer a variety of performance experiences at the interscholastic competition level. Students will prepare for competition and rehearse independently, in groups, and with private direction. After school practices and Friday/Saturday tournament participation is expected. Participation in two tournaments per semester is required, with competition level to be determined by the instructor. Curriculum:​ TBA

Media Production Elective, 10th-12th Grade, Semester, .5 credit Students will develop their storyboarding, filming, editing, and screenwriting skills through practical learning and the creation of several short film projects, both as individuals and as members of a group. Students will gain familiarity with film terminology, and learn about the history of film as well. Students will need their own iphone or ipad for filming and collaboration purposes. Curriculum:​ Teacher developed materials.

Storytelling Elective, 9th ​ ​ – 12th​ ​ Grade, Semester, .5 credit This course is offered every other year in school years beginning with an odd number. Students develop their storytelling skills through a variety of methods and activities, culminating in the writing of an original 10 minute story or play to be considered for performance by the Theatre Production class. Curriculum: ​Perfection Learning,​ Basic Drama Projects

Theater Production Elective, 10th ​ ​ – 12th​ ​ Grade, Semester, .5 credit This course is offered every other year in school years beginning with an odd number. Students actively cast, direct, stage manage, and design the technical aspects for a night of One Act plays. Students will also explore musical theatre, film, and television. Curriculum: ​Perfection Learning,​ Basic Drama Projects​.

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Theatre Repertory Prerequisite: 2 semesters of theatre education, either in high school or junior high

​ th​ Elective, 10th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Year Long, 1 credit This course is offered every other year in school years beginning with an even number. Theatre Repertory offers advanced students the chance to directly apply the skills and concepts learned in previous theatre classes through performances in class and on stage. Students will perform a full-length play in February, specifically selected for their class, as well as a selection of short plays during One Act Night in May. Students will also work on the technical aspects of directing, stage managing, and producing in this hands-on workshop.

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MUSIC Allegro Strings Elective, 9th-12​th​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Allegro Strings meets daily as an academic class, and players are expected to have a minimum of one year of experience on their instruments through either private lessons or Allegro JR. Students in Allegro Strings will learn the essentials of ensemble playing, as well as improve their technique and skills, both inside the classroom and through home practice. There will be opportunities for multiple school-wide performances, field trips, participation in the Worlds of Fun Festival of Music, and mentoring fellow string students. High school Allegro String members are eligible to participate in MSHSAA contests for solos and ensembles. All Allegro Strings may compete as a large group. High school students may also letter and are eligible to audition for All District and All State Orchestra. Students will be assessed through playing tests, written tests and quizzes, class participation, and performance attendance. Students who continue with their string instrument study will have an entire world open for them (including college scholarships) upon graduation from this program. Curriculum​: ​Muller Rusch String Method, Book 4, Kjos Music

Symphonic Orchestra/High School Band ​ th​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Symphonic Orchestra meets daily as an academic class. Students in Symphonic Orchestra are eligible to participate in MSHSAA contests for solo/ensemble and as a large group. Students also have the opportunity to letter. Symphonic Orchestra students are eligible to audition for All District and All State Band and Orchestra. Students will be assessed through playing tests, written tests and quizzes, class participation, and performance attendance. There will be opportunities for multiple school-wide performances, field trips, participation in the Worlds of Fun Festival of Music, and mentoring younger band students. Curriculum: ​Tradition of Excellence, Book 3 (Pearson & Nowlin) Kjos Music and Excellence in Theory: Book Three by Ryan Nowlin.

High School Choir ​ th​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit This course provides students the opportunities to develop their musical potential and understanding through singing in a choral ensemble. Course study includes production of beautiful tone, aesthetic awareness, the ability to read music with increasing fluency, and the building of technical skills, team spirit, and responsible rehearsal habits. Students will also be encouraged to heighten listening skills and increase their ability to analyze and evaluate music and music performances. Attention will also be given to relating music experiences to the time and culture of the pieces they study, as well as to contemporary society. Sight singing techniques are practiced on a daily basis. Phonetics of various languages and a variety of musical styles are presented. As authentic performance is a necessary part of choir, there are some required evening/weekend events. Students must coordinate published school dates with their calendars to avoid grade deduction. The following events will be required: ● Grandparents’ Day ● Fall, Christmas, spring, and other concerts ● MSHSAA large group music festival (Optional opportunities to be involved in MSHSAA solos or small ensembles. Conference choir or MCDA District/State Choir will be available to selected students.) Curriculum: ​Variety of instructor-selected resources used for theory, history, and listening. Choral literature is chosen by the instructor each year for performance. Patti Dewitt Co, The​ Singing Musician; Music Literacy for Singers 56


Concert Chorale Prerequisite: HS Choir or satisfactory performance on entrance audition

Elective, 10th ​ -​​ 12th​ ​ Grade, Full year, 1 credit This course is an advanced mixed choral ensemble for the dedicated and serious musicians. Auditions are held in the spring of the previous school year. Course study includes the production of beautiful tone, aesthetic awareness, the ability to read music with fluency, the polishing of performance skills, team spirit, and responsible rehearsal habits. Students will hone listening skills and their ability to analyze and critique music and music performances. Attention will be given to relating music experiences to the time and culture of the pieces studied as well as to contemporary society. Expectations include a sincere desire to improve musical understanding and techniques. As authentic performance is a necessary part of choir, there are some required evening/weekend events. Students must coordinate published school dates with their calendars to avoid grade deduction. The following events will be required: ● Grandparents’ Day ● Fall, Christmas, spring, and other concerts ● MSHSAA large group music festival (Optional opportunities to be involved in MSHSAA solos or small ensembles. Conference choir or MCDA District/State Choir will be available to selected students.) Curriculum: ​Variety of instructor-selected resources used for theory, history, and listening. Choral literature is chosen by the instructor each year for performance. Patti Dewitt Co, The​ Singing Musician; Music Literacy for Singers

Jr./Sr. Ensemble (Chamber Choir) Prerequisite: Approval or satisfactory performances on entrance audition. Must also be enrolled in Concert Chorale​.

​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Full year by audition/invitation only-class size limited), 1 credit This class is for the highly motivated and talented choral musician. This performance-based course provides students the opportunity to perform in public venues and competitions. Students will have the opportunity to enhance the choral ensemble skills currently being developed in High School Choir or Concert Chorale, with an emphasis on a higher level of individual vocal development. Students will perform as soloists and in small ensembles, in addition to the large ensemble. Only the most advanced choral music is performed. Required performances include (but are not limited to) at least four evening concerts per year, Grandparents’ Day, Christmas caroling, the MSHSAA Music Festival, MSHSAA Solo/Ensemble Festival, Conference Choir, opportunities for worship and church performances and various community events. (Students are encouraged to try out for the MCDA District/State Choirs.)

Curriculum: ​Variety of instructor-selected resources used for theory, history, and listening. Choral literature is chosen by the instructor each year for performance. Patti Dewitt Co, The​ Singing Musician; Music Literacy for Singers

Approaching the Arts: Music (SLU MUSC1000, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: None

​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 High School Credit, 3 College Credits. Introduction to the appreciation and understanding of the basic elements, genres, and style periods of Western music. Classical and popular styles will be presented. Two live concert experiences are required.

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Introductory Worship I Prerequisite: Approval or satisfactory performances on entrance audition

​ Elective or Fine Arts Credit, 9th ​ -12th Grade,​ ​Full Year,​ ​1 credit The purpose of Introductory Worship I is to enable students to have a personal response to the revelation of Christ and model a lifestyle of character that flows out of an intimate relationship with the Father. Students will be expected to begin gleaning a deep knowledge of Scriptural passages concerning worship and, subsequently, break down personal barriers of tradition in order to fully worship in spirit and in truth. Students will learn to build music sets, which are intentional and theme-based. They will analyze lyrics through a biblical worldview and work within a team to carry the message of worship to the community through their individual talents.

Students taking Worship I for fine arts credit must demonstrate musicality through public performance of worship with the instrument of their choice (this may include vocal performance). Students will learn to build music sets, which are intentional and theme-based. This course may be repeated as elective credit only. Curriculum: ​Zach Neese, ​How To Worship A King Clay Scroggins, ​How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge CCLI

Intermediate Worship II Prerequisites: Introductory Worship I

​ Choose Bible III, Fine Arts, or Elective Credit, 10​th-12th Grade,​ ​Full Year,​ 1​ credit The purpose of Worship II is to enable students to continue deepening their personal relationship with Christ in order to promote personal service to the body of Christ. Deep knowledge of Scriptural passages concerning worship will be increased through study of Scriptural commentary and writings of current and past worship leaders. Students will learn to build music sets, which are intentional and theme-based. They will write an analysis of readings and chosen music lyrics, synthesizing information they have gleaned from their studies. Greater service through community outreach and willingness to demonstrate leadership skills within a team through both speech and actions will be expected as students become true servant leaders.

Students taking Worship II for fine arts credit will be expected to perform with the worship team and will demonstrate knowledge of transposing music and creating a worship team with balanced vocals and instrumentation. Mastery of a single instrument should be accomplished and a comfort level for performance with a secondary instrument will be expected. Fine arts students in Worship II will also be expected to compose/arrange a worship song. Students taking Worship II for Practical Arts credit will be part of the worship team technical crew. Responsibilities will emphasize areas of student personal interest, but demand cross training on sound systems, graphic design, and media presentation. This course may be repeated for elective credit only. Curriculum: ​Zach Neese, ​How To Worship A King; ​ Clay Scroggins, ​How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge CCLI

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WORLD LANGUAGES Spanish I Elective, 9th ​ ​ – 12th​ ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Spanish I gives the beginning student the vocabulary necessary to communicate on a basic level with Spanish speakers on a variety of familiar subjects such as school, home, activities, etc. Spanish translations of familiar Bible verses will be incorporated throughout the course. The student will learn how to formulate sentences and dialogues through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Cultural activities will accompany language lessons to acquaint students with food, artistic expression, and diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. Curriculum:​ ​Holt, Rinehart and Winston​, ¡​ Exprésate! 1

Spanish II Prerequisite: Spanish I or test out option (Students who have completed 7​th​ and 8​th​ grade Spanish, or those who are heritage speakers, may petition to take a comprehensive exam over Spanish I. If successful, they may enroll in Spanish II. No credit for Spanish I will be given for this option.)

Elective, 9th ​ ​ – 12th​ ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Through thematic units, students in Spanish II will expand their skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural awareness. Students will develop a functional command of words and phrases that deal with immediate needs and common everyday situations or while traveling in limited situations. Students will demonstrate comprehension of simple questions and statements about family, residence self, weather, time and interests. The content expansion includes the use of familiar words and phrases applicable with normal commands, frequent instructions, and courtesy interchanges. Students will be able to recognize and properly use present and past tense grammar structures. These skills will also be applied to continued Bible studies that expand upon previous learning. Curriculum: ​Holt, Rinehart and Winston,​ ¡Exprésate! 2

College Spanish I (SBU SPA 1114, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Spanish II and a cumulative high cumulative percentage of 80%or higher or pass the entrance exam.

​ th​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, .5 high school credit per class, 4 college credits In Spanish III, students continue to develop their proficiency in speaking, listening, writing and reading by interacting with other speakers of Spanish. Pronunciation, grammar, reading of simple prose, aural-oral practice. This class may be taken for dual credit.

Curriculum: ​Wiley​, ​Dicho Y Hecho

College Spanish II (SPA 1124, Dual Credit Class) ​ th​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, .5 high school credit per class, 4 college credits A Continuation of SPA 1114. Prerequisite: SPA 1114. Curriculum: ​Wiley​, ​Dicho Y Hecho

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College Inter Spanish I (SBU SPA 2213, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: Spanish III (SBU SPAN 110/SPAN 120) and a cumulative high school cumulative percentage of 80% or higher

​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, .5 high school credit per class, 3 college credits per class For Spanish IV, students cover grammar review, simple composition and conversation, and the reading of short narratives. Topics go well beyond basic needs and include: personal and family affairs, current events, school, work, etc. Students can comprehend descriptions and narration referring to past, present or future events. They can comprehend dialogue about special fields of interest and narratives of a nontechnical or specialized nature. There is an increased comprehension of in-depth material about special interest topics used in class, including Spanish literature and the Bible. Grammar control includes all but the infrequently used and the most complex forms and word order problems. Students work toward building a larger reading, speaking and listening vocabulary through the use of materials, representative of the Hispanic culture. This course may be taken for dual credit.

Curriculum: ​Holt, Rinehart and Winston​,​ ​¡Exprésate! 3​ ​Chapters 1-8

College Inter Spanish II (SPA 2223, Dual Credit Class) ​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, .5 high school credit per class, 3 college credits per class Continuation of SPA 2213 with emphasis on reading. Curriculum: ​Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, ​ Galería de Arte y Vida

Mandarin Chinese I ​ th​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Chinese I is an introductory course in the fundamentals of Chinese. The course is designed to teach cumulative grammar concepts, deepened by studies in Chinese culture, literature, and the Bible. It provides a foundation for those interested in continuing a study of Chinese. Curriculum: ​Joint Publishing, ​Chinese Made Easy, L​ evel 1

Mandarin Chinese II Prerequisite: Chinese I

​ th​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Chinese II is designed to introduce students to the more complex structures of Chinese. The language instruction is more rigorous. This class is meant to equip students for further language study and for low-level mastery of the language (the student should be able to present ideas and respond to native speakers). The course uses children's literature (in translation) and short stories in Chinese. The class conducts Bible studies using a Chinese translation on a weekly basis.

Curriculum: J​ oint Publishing, ​Chinese Made Easy, L​ evel 2 ​ Better Chinese, ​Discovering Chinese, ​Volume 2

Mandarin Chinese III PrerequIsite: Chinese II

​ th​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Chinese III is a gifted class for students to master the Hanyu Pinyin and to improve their Chinese skills with listening, speaking, reading and writing. The students will achieve more advanced topics: Food and health, social events, media and technology, holidays and celebrations, weather and environment, travel and world famous cities. The students are required to read “Back to Jerusalem” and to introduce the church history in China.

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French I ​ th​ 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit French I is an active class that gives the beginning student the vocabulary necessary to communicate on a basic level with French speakers on a variety of familiar subjects such as school, home activities, etc. The student will learn how to formulate sentences and dialogues through listening, speaking, reading and writing. French translations of familiar Bible verses will be incorporated throughout the course. Cultural activities will accompany language lessons to acquaint students with food, artistic expression, and diversity of the francophone world. Curriculum:​ EMC; ​T’es branché ,​ Level 1, Chapters 1-6

French II Prerequisite: French I or test out option (Students who have completed 8th ​ ​ grade French, or those who are heritage speakers, may petition to take a comprehensive exam over French I. If successful, they may enroll in French II. ​ th​ 9th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Through thematic units, students in French II will expand their skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural awareness. Students will develop a functional command of words and phrases that deal with immediate needs and common everyday situations or while traveling in limited situations. Students will demonstrate comprehension of questions and statements about computers, residence, weather, past events, needs and francophone Africa. Students will be able to recognize and properly use present and past tense grammar structures.

Curriculum:​ EMC; ​T’es branché​, Level 1, Chapters 7-10

College French I (SLU FREN 1010, Communicating in French I, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite: French I and a cumulative high school percentage of 80% or higher or pass entrance exam.

​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, .5 high school credit, 3 college credits Introduction to French language and culture: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course emphasizes the acquisition of communicative skills. This class runs concurrently with French II.

Curriculum: ​EMC​, ​T’es branché?, Level 1, Chapters 7-10

French III/College French II (SLU FREN 1020, Communicating in French II, Dual Credit Class) Prerequisite:​ ​FREN II ​and a cumulative high cumulative percentage of 80%or higher. ​ th​ Elective, 11th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 high school credit, 3 college credit Continuation of FREN 1010. Expansion of oral and written communication skills in areas of immediate needs, personal interests and daily life. Grammatical concepts include the imperfect and future tenses. Curriculum: ​EMC​, ​T’es branché? Level II

Seal of Biliteracy information (see Appendix p. 69-74) The Seal of Biliteracy promotes active participation in a global society and economy by incentivizing, recognizing and celebrating the acquisition of biliteracy skills and sociocultural awareness.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION High School Physical Education ​ th​ Required, 9​th-12 ​ Grade, Semester or Full Year, 0.5 or 1 credit This course is designed to introduce students to team sports, competition, and Christian sportsmanship. Students are instructed in rules, history, and strategies of various sports. Areas of emphasis include learning fundamentals, developing skills, physical fitness testing, and formulating a personal plan of improvement.

Extended Campus PE Elective or PE Credit, Semester or Full Year at Bodies, Health & Fitness, 0.5 or 1 credit SCA partners with a personal trainer to provide one-to-one fitness education that is personalized for each student. Sessions may be scheduled during or outside of school hours for an additional fee. See your advisor for details. Additional fees will apply. Programs are held at Bodies Health and Fitness. Weight Training Elective or PE Credit, Semester or Full Year, 0.5 or 1 credit This off campus course is designed to encourage fitness as related to muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular strength, flexibility, and body composition. Power and balance will be emphasized for all major muscle groups. Using proper techniques and safety guidelines, students will grasp the importance of weight training as relates to athletics and personal lifetime fitness.

PRACTICAL ELECTIVES ACT Prep ​ th​ Elective, 10th ​ -12 ​ Grade, Semester, 0.5 credit This course is designed to provide students with both instruction and practice in the five major categories that appear on the ACT: English, Math, Science, Reading, and Writing (Optional). Students will learn test-taking strategies specific to the ACT. They will also spend substantial class time in supervised practice (individually and in teams) in the areas of English, Math, Science, and Reading​, ​as well as limited time preparing for the Optional Writing component of the ACT. In conjunction with the SCA Guidance Office, students will also complete activities in Naviance designed to help them prepare for college, such as researching colleges, visiting with college recruiters, and preparing an academic resume​. Curriculum:​ Barron’s, ACT 36: ​Aiming for the Perfect Score​, Third Edition Peterson’s, ​Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning​, Eleventh Edition

Yearbook ​ Elective, 10th ​ -12th Grade, Full Year, 1 credit Enrollment: 11 students maximum Students are involved in every aspect of yearbook from designing and editing to layouts and photography. Each student will be required to photograph one sport and one after-school event outside of class. Students will learn the basics of the InDesign software program and work alongside the instructor to complete the secondary yearbook. Curriculum:​ InDesign Training Videos from Lynda.com

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Life Prep ​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​th​ Grade, Semester or Full Year, 0.5 or 1 credit Grades given will be Pass/Fail and will not impact your cumulative percentage. SCA’s mission is to enable students to meet their God-given potential. In supporting this goal, Life Prep class has been created to honor the uniqueness of each student. Time may be spent to facilitate music lessons, study for classes, obtain tutoring, or take advantage of ministry opportunities. Students are encouraged to bring their ideas for Life Prep time to their Life Prep instructor. Should students choose to use life prep hour to complete an accredited course from a different educational institution, credit will be issued for that course rather than a life prep credit. Only .5 credit may be issued for a single period semester. Life Prep Plus ​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​th​ Grade, Semester or Full Year, 0.5 or 1 credit, Grades given will be Pass/Fail and will not impact your cumulative percentage. SCA’s mission is to enable students to meet their God-given potential. In supporting this goal, Life Prep Plus class has been created to honor the uniqueness of each student. Time may be spent to facilitate music lessons, study for classes, obtain tutoring, or take advantage of ministry opportunities. Students are encouraged to bring their ideas for Life Prep Plus time to their Life Prep instructor. Students will meet weekly with the teacher to look at grades, upcoming assignments, and to discuss strategies to improve academic skills. This is a small group setting. Fees may apply. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Required for 9-12 International Students, Full Year, 1 credit Within the EAP classroom, each student will be individually assessed so that progress may be tracked in grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students will also be given instruction in preparation for standardized language testing and MLA essay formatting. The teacher will incorporate lecture, technology, and individual tutoring as needed to help ensure the academic success of each student in core college-prep classes. Time will be taken to facilitate cultural adaptation and to explore opportunities for students to share their culture within SCA’s environment. Curriculum: ​Longman,​ Writing Academic English, L​ evel 4 L​ ongman​, Introduction to Academic Writing, ​Level 3 B ​ arron’s​, TOEFL iBT, ​13​th​ Edition

Language Cadet Teacher Prerequisite: Must have at least a B in English I and approval of EAP teacher.

​ th​ Elective, 10​th-12 ​ Grade, Semester or Full Year, 0.5 credit or 1 credit This class is for students who desire to aid the teacher in instructing students in language acquisition using their first language. The objective of the language cadet teacher course is to assist the classroom language teacher, provide authentic language as a native speaker, and offer cultural insight and exploration. Language cadet teacher responsibilities include: preparing educational materials and supplies, providing instruction to the class in selected subject areas under the supervision of the classroom teacher, providing individual instruction to students, and other duties as assigned by the teacher.

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Student Aide Prerequisite: Administrative approval required. Students must fill out an application. Applications may be picked up in the college and career advisor’s office​.

​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​th​ Grade, Semester or Full Year, 0.5 or 1 credit Students have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings as an aide. They will be asked to help with an array of tasks under the supervision of SCA faculty or staff. Aide positions are available in the following areas: elementary classrooms, the elementary library, school offices, and maintenance.

Grades given will be Pass/Fail and will not impact GPA. Must pass to receive credit. Applications may be picked up in the college & career advisor’s office. Students should pick an alternate elective class in the event they are not chosen as a Student Aide.

Special Topics ​ Elective, 11​th/12 ​th​ Grade, Semester or Full Year, 0.5 or 1 credit With advisor approval, students may choose to do more in-depth study on a course elective. The objectives to be learned for the special topics course will be established by the course instructor in conjunction with the student. These objectives will be approved by administration and documented within the student’s file. Examples of course electives for special topics include but are not limited to painting, worship, etc. Discovery Program Prerequisite: Administration of Individualized cognitive and academic standardized tests, Woodcock-Johnson III – Tests of Achievement, Bender Gestalt, and miscellaneous informal tests ​(separate fees assessed for testing).​

​ Elective, 9th ​ -12 ​th​ Grade, Full Year The student enrolled in the Discovery Program (a research-based model put forth by the National Institute of Learning Development or NILD) meets one-on-one with a certified educational therapist, for a total of 180 minutes each week. Each session is specifically targeted to remediate perceptual weaknesses in the visual, auditory, and/or cognitive processing domains. Enrollment in the Discovery Educational Therapy Program is recommended only after a student has been thoroughly evaluated via a battery of psycho-educational, standardized, and informal tests, in which a pattern of perceptual deficits is revealed. There is required work outside of the therapy session four days each week. The goal of the Discovery Program is for each student to become an independent learner, who no longer requires accommodations or modifications in order to function in an academic setting. Every Discovery student is re-evaluated annually to determine if reenrollment is recommended for the upcoming school year. Typically, students remain in the program 3-5 years. There is an additional fee required for the Discovery Program.

Textbook:​ Interactive Educational Systems, Inc., ​The Blue Book Method N ​ ILD Support Manipulatives

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Summit Technology Academy & Missouri Innovation Campus Prerequisite: See Qualifications

11th ​ ​/12th​ ​ Grade, Full Year, 1 Credit p/semester STA’s partnership with SCA enables students to attend the STA campus from 7:55-10:00 a.m. It should be noted that STA follows the R-7 school district calendar, and it is important that students follow those dates. This may mean, as it does with other partnering districts, that our students at STA will not experience full days off during certain vacation times as SCA does not follow the Lee’s Summit District school calendar. STA will modify the course ending dates to match seniors’ schools’ ending dates. Qualifications: For entrance into the basic STA programs, students must: 1. Enroll in their local public school district. SCA will help facilitate. (Kansas 2. Students do not need to enroll in their local school district). 3. Go to: ​ https://sta.lsr7.org/ a. Fill out the application b. Cumulative Percentage of 75% c. Attendance average of 90% d. Had a minimum of 80% in Algebra I e. English testing on grade level f. For Software development: Keyboarding at 30 wpm g. Some programs require either current enrollment or having had one or more of the following: physics; pre-calculus; Anatomy, chemistry, and biology h. Write two essays from prompts i. Why are you interested in enrolling into this program j. Describe what you know about careers related to this program and how it 4. [SIC] might help you reach your educational and career goals 5. Have two letters of recommendation from teachers 6. Other prerequisites from Project-Lead-the-Way Schools are required, but our students would be exempted from those prerequisites. 7. In addition to the above MIC candidates must have: a. An 80% Cumulative Percentage b. ACT scores of 18 in English; 19 in Reading, and 20-22 in math (depending on program) c. Have an average 95% attendance rate

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PART-TIME STUDENTS 1. Attendance:​ Part-time students must be currently enrolled in and regularly attending courses totaling 3.5 units of credit or courses that are 80% of maximum allowable credits that may be earned. (At SCA, students should be enrolled in a minimum of 2 traditional, seated courses out of the SCA 8-period day). 2. Prior Semester Requirements for High School:​ When a student who has not had any connection to SCA initially applies (whether they are coming in full-time, or part-time, or Traditional or Nontraditional), two different areas must be reviewed and confirmed before the student is able to represent SCA in MSHSAA competitions. A. First, academic credit for the ​prior full semester​ has to be confirmed and accepted. For this to happen, a student must have earned a minimum of 3.5 credits or have earned credit in 80% of the maximum allowable classes in which a student can be enrolled in the semester, ​whichever is greater. B. Second, all previously taken courses must be added to the SCA transcript. To be added courses must meet criterion of SCA courses (i.e., be from an accredited body and/or taught by certified personnel, meet hours p/Carnegie measure, be listed in SCA Course Description Guide in Appendix B,​ or be approved via the academic dean based on previous listed criterion). 3. Part-time students must provide SCA with verification of all courses completed. (Documentation should include tracked hours from an accredited program OR a virtual transcript.) 4. For high school students, In addition to following MSHSAA academic semester requirements, SCA students must also meet monthly grade check requirements. Grades should reflect no F's OR no more than one D in all courses in order to participate in MSHSAA competitions. 5. At the end of each semester, the school advisor will confirm students are continuing in eligible courses for the next semester and will also confirm all previous semester courses were passed. These courses will then be added to the transcript. *For high school students, a $35.00​ ​transcripting fee will apply p/year. This fee will be charged upon enrollment and is nonrefundable. 6. SCA will provide a transcript that includes all SCA and transferred approved courses. Courses transferred into SCA will be placed in parenthesis on the transcript. 7. For high school students, upon initial enrollment, part-time students are considered to be transfer students. The athletic office will file a​ Transfer Eligibility Form​ in order to confirm eligibility through MSHSAA. Students must maintain their non-traditional student status in subsequent semesters or will be required to refile a ​Transfer Eligibility Form​ for MSHSAA to again confirm their eligibility. For example, if a student wants to run cross country in the fall, but he/she doesn’t wish to continue enrollment at SCA for the spring, the student would be a transfer student again if he/she re-enters the agreement next fall. 8. Part-time students may attend lunch and/or one life prep (study hall) course, if desired courses are not immediately consecutive in the school schedule. 9. Part-time students are welcome to attend SCA chapels and all other school activities.

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Appendix A Seal of Biliteracy

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SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Missouri Seal of Biliteracy Application The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy​ promotes active participation in a global society and economy by incentivizing, recognizing and celebrating the acquisition of biliteracy skills and sociocultural awareness. SCA is dedicated to providing an education that prepares students for life and service in a global society. These skills include the ability to communicate with individuals, clients, colleagues and associates who speak a language other than English, as well as understand the sociocultural intricacies that can further enhance the relationship. The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to students who have attained proficiency in English and at least one other language before high school graduation. Any SCA student who is studying a world language is a potential candidate for the Seal. Native English speaking students may acquire the second language through world language classrooms, community-based programs, at home or other experience. English Language Learners (ELLs) are also eligible to apply and demonstrate their proficiency through the mentioned requirements. If you wish to pursue the seal and accompanying graduation honors, submit this form to your world language teacher. The world language teacher should provide a copy to the International Program Director for processing.

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LOG FOR SOCIOCULTURAL COMPONENT OF SEAL OF BILITERACY This log serves as a place to record all activities and obtain signatures of the overseeing adult(s). Requirements: ​Student must acquire a total of 15 points in any combination of the options below. Points may be acquired over a two-year period. Points possible

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LOG FOR SOCIOCULTURAL COMPONENT OF SEAL OF BILITERACY This document is designed to provide a place to track all points related to your sociocultural component for the Seal of Biliteracy. All documents must be filled out entirely before submission. All signees must be verifiable and provide contact information for verification. Students: Briefly describe the activity/activities you plan to accomplish (include what you will be doing, where it will be performed, who you will be working with, when this will be completed, and total number of points seeking.) _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 73


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Appendix B Pre-approved Homeschool Courses for High School Students

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PRE-APPROVED HOMESCHOOL COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS To participate in any MSHSAA competition, all part-time students must pass a total of 7 courses each semester, earning a total of 7 high school credits (.5 for each semester). These courses will be placed on an SCA transcript once approved by administration. Part-time students may participate in high school graduation if they have earned a total of eight SCA credits, including a Bible course, as long as all other graduation requirements have been met. For a list of these graduation requirements, please see page 7 in this ​Course Description Catalog.​ Pre-Approved Courses Include: I. Courses taken from the following entities with accompanying grade report: Abeka Academy BJU Press MOVIP & MOCAP (Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program) North Star Academy Sevenstar University of Missouri Online

II. Courses taken from Home with a parent-generated grade report: Courses created and taught by a teacher certified within the subject area.

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Summit Christian Academy Course Approval Form (i.e., off-campus or online) The following student is planning to take a course or courses from another institution in order to fulfill graduation requirements at Summit Christian Academy. Please see course description guide (pg 5) for further details. Student’s Name: ____________________________________

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The student and parent/guardian understand that proof of course completion. A passing grade must be submitted to the school office from the institution providing the course in order to receive credit. Submission should be done immediately after the completion of the course in order to update school transcripts here at SCA. The signatures below show that the student, the parent or guardian, and the school agree to the above satisfying graduation requirements at SCA. Student Signature: ____________________________________ Parent Signature: _____________________________________ Principal/Counselor Signature: ___________________________

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The purpose of Bible classes at Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is to partner with the home and church in fostering the spiritual growth of students. The Bible department teaches the content, context, and application of the Bible that Christian students may grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, learn to serve in the church for the glory of God, and form a humble apologetic, guided by the Holy Spirit. God’s Revelation and the Need for Relationship The goal of the SCA Bible department is to teach the Bible as a tool for the student’s relationship and service to God. The Bible is the written revelation from God to humankind and is the original, infallible, inerrant source from which we learn of the salvation offered by faith in Jesus Christ. SCA incorporates Bible classes as the Scriptures are God’s intended source for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness (I Tim. 3:16-17). We see Scripture as God’s revelation and the key to personal relationship with Him. Christians must read and understand Scripture in order to understand the personal sacrifice required of all believers to serve the body of Christ, (the Church) of which Christ is the head (Eph 1:23, Rom. 12:1-2, I Pet. 2:9). To fulfill God’s command that we are to love Him with all of our heart, soul and mind (Matt. 22:37), it is our desire to teach dedication in critically studying God’s Word, that Christians may grow in their relationship with the creator, redeemer, and savior (Col 3:23, I Pet. 3:15). It is also the aim of the SCA Bible department to lead in forming an apologetic for the Christian faith. The Bible is clear that God reveals Himself to all people through Creation, though it is not a revelation leading to salvation (Rom. 1:18-23). Therefore, it is the Christian’s

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responsibility to identify and proclaim those aspects of God found in creation, revealed only by the Holy Spirit (Acts 14:8-18, 17:22-34, I Co. 2:6). Every discipline finds its source in God by way of His creation, so all subjects teach the truth of God (Col. 1:15-20, I Pet. 3:15). As we look to the humble example set by Christ as the Word of God. Though Christians stand in a special place understanding the truth of this world and God, it is not the place of the Christian to judge or ridicule (John 5:19, Phil 2:5-8). Though the Christian may be prepared with God’s truth, the presentation of that truth should illustrate the love and sacrifices God has made (John 3:16). Regarding Translations of the Bible The Bible is an ancient book written in three different languages: Hebrew, Greek, and small portions of Aramaic (Daniel). SCA acknowledges the canon as the sixty-six books: Genesis through Revelation. While the school supports no particular English translation, we encourage a more literal translation for classroom use. Popular examples of such translations would be: English Standard Version, New International Version, New American Standard Bible, and the King James Version. Regarding Curriculum Content to Encourage World Impact As Christians relate the gospel to our generation, we may not forget that James 3:17 warns that “the wisdom from above first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” Christians should be careful not to be “taken captive by philosophies” of our current generation; however, understanding modern ideologies may lend Christians a great opportunity to grow in the understanding of God and in the ability to witness to our generation (Col. 2:8). Christians must be patient to understand others if we wish to testify of grace in Christ. Because we believe in the absolute moral truth of Scripture,

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as well as the mandate to reach our world, we understand the necessity of Christians being able to define and engage philosophies and cultures different than our own. Regarding Unity within our School Body Should debate concerning church doctrine ensue within a classroom as we are engaging our culture and the Word, students are encouraged at all age levels to bring questions to parents and pastors. In regards to class discussion, teachers will moderate differently depending upon the age level of students. At the early elementary levels, no debate or vigorous discussion will ensue. As students begin developing more ability to think abstractly, teachers will allow moderated discussion and direct students to the Word to begin critically thinking out their personal faith. At the highest grade levels, vigorous conversation may occur as students wrestle with their theology in attempt to strengthen their faith as they prepare to enter college and the world. Always, the Word of God will be the platform for discussion. Conclusion It is our desire that the Bible education received through SCA will provide a deep understanding of God’s Word and enable students to demonstrate personal application of that Word, enabling a life lived as a disciple for Christ.

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The mission of the Business and Technology Department is to provide offerings that meet student needs, interests, abilities, and aspirations. The department will enhance a student’s ability to respond to actual or anticipated opportunities for employment, advanced education, and practical life application in the 21​st​ Century. These students will also study business and technology through both a Christian and secular lens to promote awareness of the need for careful evaluation of practice. Romans 12:2 states: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” This department will prepare students to transform the world around them by renewing their minds and trusting God, so that we may glorify Him through our careers and lifestyles. Students in the SCA Business and Technology Department are guided in many ways as they develop the skills necessary to be informed consumers, citizens, employees, and business leaders. Divergent thinking is encouraged in the Business and Technology Department at SCA. Within the department, students will frequently customize their experiences by selecting projects based on personal and career interests. Student learners, working independently or in teams, will use a wide range of technology to solve unstructured problems. Several opportunities support the students’ desire for independence and creativity. Additionally, students will participate in group projects designed to foster the extremely valuable skill of team collaboration. Some general goals for graduates of the Business and Technology Department at Summit Christian Academy include: ● Possessing a thorough understanding of the biblical view of prosperity, wealth, and private property. 86


● Grasping the importance of being “a light unto the world” and the immense opportunity to witness for Christ as Christian business leaders in the global marketplace. ● Functioning as economically literate citizens through the development of personal consumer economic skills, knowledge of social and government responsibility, and an understanding of business operation. ● Demonstrating interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills necessary to function in multicultural business settings. ● Selecting and applying emergent technology tools as they relate to personal and business decision making. ● Managing data from all of the functional areas of business needed to make wise management decisions. ● Communicating effectively as writers, listeners, and speakers in social and business settings.

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The World Language Department at Summit Christian Academy strives to promote I Chronicles 16:24 which states, “Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples.” This verse reminds us that our mission is to all people of all nations. It is in our heart, in obedience to this Scripture, to continue increasing the availability of a variety of languages to our students. Our vision at Summit Christian Academy is to equip students to communicate the love of Jesus Christ with people of other cultures and languages. World Language Acquisition In alignment with state and national standards, we will address the three modes of communication: 1) ​interpretive​, which includes reading and listening, 2) ​interpersonal​, using another language to communicate with others, and 3) ​performance​, which encompasses written and spoken production. At the elementary level, the greatest emphasis is in the area of conversation. A variety of teaching methods, including songs, games and drama, are used to introduce students to Spanish vocabulary. As students progress to upper elementary and middle school grades, the performance mode is expanded to include reading, writing, and an increased development of listening comprehension. At the high school level, students engage in all modes of communication. Instruction involves an active class that gives the beginning student the vocabulary necessary to communicate on a basic level with Spanish speakers on a variety of familiar subjects such as school, home, activities, etc. The student will learn how to formulate sentences and dialogues through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Cultural activities will accompany language lessons to acquaint students with food, artistic expression, and diversity of the Spanish-speaking world.

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Cultural Appreciation I Corinthians 14:9-11 states, “You must speak words that people understand. If you don’t, no one will know what you are saying. You will just be speaking into the air. 10 ​ ​It is true that there are all kinds of languages in the world. And they all have meaning. 11 ​ ​But if I don’t understand what someone is saying, I am a stranger to that person. And that person is a stranger to me.” Students will learn to communicate better when they have an understanding of the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied. We strive to equip students to function in an appropriate manner when interacting with people from other cultures. Connections Through foreign language studies, students will reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines. Studying another language will improve their understanding of English grammar and improve writing skills in both languages. Knowledge of geography and history will be expanded through study of the places the target language is spoken. Connections to math and science are explored as students learn of the contributions of people from the target culture and through practical experience using the metric system and figuring exchange rates. Appreciation of the arts of the target culture can be applied to many other cultures and can enhance the quality of life for students regardless of their chosen career path. Christian Outreach The World Language Department seeks to encourage and equip students in fulfilling the great commission as stated in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” This goal is achieved by interweaving Scripture into the daily instruction in the language classroom, introducing biblical vocabulary to students, aligning with their studies in the SCA Bible curriculum.

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Students will progressively increase exposure to familiar verses, learning to read and recognize them , and in advanced levels memorizing key passages. In conclusion, the foreign language department of SCA has designed curriculum that will build a strong educational foundation for foreign language acquisition, promote an appreciation of world cultures, and empower students to fulfill their God-given potential as disciples of Jesus Christ in this world. We endeavor to offer students a high quality language program that will prepare them for their post-secondary education and careers.

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The goal of the SCA History Department is to teach history as God’s plan and purpose for all generations as well as for each individual life. Our Biblical worldview begins with the Genesis account of Creation and is summarized in Isaiah 46:9-11 which states, Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand and I will do all that I please‌What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do. The history curriculum will include state, national, and world history. The ability to critically examine evidence in the areas of geography, government, citizenship, current events, and economics will be developed. Students will be able to appreciate, analyze and understand themselves and other people groups around the world through the lens of Scripture so that they can effectively evangelize a world-wide mission field.

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The goal of the SCA math department is to teach mathematical truths as demonstrated in the orderliness and exactness of God. This goal is accomplished through the facilitation of two objectives: 1) to enable students to appreciate the works of God in His creation and His attributes, and 2) to enable students to apply the understanding of mathematical concepts to other areas of life using their God-given creativity.

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The goal of the SCA music department is equipping students to experience music at an intellectual, personal, and spiritual level. This goal is accomplished through fostering musical skills and concepts, as well as an interest in music that will lead to a lifetime of enjoyment and appreciation which focuses on the privilege of using music to glorify and worship God. Elementary general music classes are often the final musical training some students will ever receive. The skills and attitudes acquired during this time must be sufficient to encourage active participation or appreciation that will last a lifetime. SCA elementary music will, therefore, have general music curriculum as its primary focus in order to foster intellectual understanding of music. In addition, there will also be some opportunity for performance given. At the secondary level, music is defined as a co-curricular subject. Secondary music courses are elective for students and will build upon the intellectual foundations that have been established, offering students the opportunity to further develop both their knowledge and God-given musical interests and talents. For students to experience music at an intellectual level, skills and concepts will be acquired through various methodologies and curricular resources including, but not limited to, composing, performance, and exposure to music from many cultures. Sacred as well as secular materials will be used to achieve these skills as both Christian and secular sources can be vessels of God’s Truth. Both venues can promote musical excellence. Musical selections are based on the quality and content of the music rather than the composer. Vulgarity, blatant sin, and immoral lifestyles will not be glorified. Phil. 4:8 exhorts us, “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.” The music department will uphold this Scripture in its examination and performance of all music. 93


In light of God’s Word, a personal connection with music can be achieved through exposure to various musical styles and cultures, performance opportunities as well as classroom and field trip experiences. Realizing that not every student will have a musical career or even be a performing musician, our responsibility is to give ample opportunities to discover an appreciation for, respect of, and/or interest in music. Nonetheless, many students are gifted musically and in order to afford them the opportunity to reach their “God-given potential” SCA offers higher-level instrumental and vocal performance groups. These groups serve as a training ground for college-bound or aspiring professional musicians. Using Scripture, both classroom discussions and opportunities to worship, students will come to realize that music is a gift from God and is to be used for His glory. Music is a powerful means of praise and worship and can draw a person into a closer relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. The use of musical worship teams helps further facilitate this purpose of music at SCA. Psalm 92:1 States, “It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High.” Psalm 95:2 encourages us “Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.” Through the Christian training given within the music department, students will be better able to worship their Creator. Regardless of a student’s musical gifts, all students at SCA will be pointed toward their “God-given potential” in music.

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The importance of literature is constituted in the belief that God privileges the spoken and written word, as evidenced by the prominence of both in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Jesus Himself is described as the Word of God (Logos) in John 1:1 (In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God), and God’s Word is one of the few things that abides forever. According to Haycock in ​Encyclopedia of Bible Truths​, “Man’s writings reflect his inner thoughts and desires; therefore, we study literature to understand people” (ref. Prov. 16:23; Prov. 18:4; Matt. 12:34-37; Matt. 15:18-20). Additionally, the ability to interact with others in society and serve as a witness to various communities and populations is enhanced by engagement with diverse genres of literature, reflecting both cultural and historical phenomena. Certain literature genres enable the student to gain entrance into specialized communities; enhanced understanding and reading comprehension are essential to success in higher education. With these truths in mind, the scope and sequence of instructional methodologies at SCA provides opportunity to develop important literature skills through teaching reading, reading comprehension, literary analysis, and exploration of literature choices. Teaching Reading SCA stresses the need for systematic, explicit reading instruction which incorporates pre-reading activities, decoding, and fluency emphasis. Reading instruction at Summit Christian Academy begins with pre-reading activities such as letter recognition and phonemic awareness of sounds. Initially, there is thorough instruction on phonics charts and rules. Phonics instruction continues through the second grade. Additionally, at the kindergarten and first grade levels, whole language concepts are introduced and assessed. Fluency is formally assessed from kindergarten through second grades. It continues to be formatively assessed through twelfth grade.

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Reading Comprehension and Literary Analysis SCA curriculum will enable the student to appreciate and understand literary genres and devices, construction, criticism, the cultural background of works of literature. To accomplish these goals​,​ students will examine the principle components of a short story and a novel including: plot, theme, setting, character, point of view, etc. At the elementary level, teaching methodologies emphasize small group instruction, student-created visual tools, and oral presentations. At the secondary level, students will examine works of literature through the writing of essays and reading responses, which incorporate analysis, synthesis, compare/contrast, classification,​ ​cause and effect, definition, profiles, and reviews. These literary writing tasks are supported by the developed skills of summarization, synthesis, analysis, classification, evaluation, interviewing techniques, and other supportive critical thinking skills. Assessment of literature will be developed around performance and authentic standards to assess student understanding and higher critical thinking skills. Literature Choices The desire of SCA is that students be equipped to enter into the cultural and academic conversation in order to excel in whatever area of life into which they are called, and to biblically express the truth of God within every jurisdiction of life and academics. In the tradition of Moses, Daniel, and Paul, our students will be equipped through literature to converse in the language of diverse cultures and evaluate literature from a biblical perspective (ref. Acts 7:22; Daniel 1:4, 17; Acts 17:28). Therefore, purposeful exposure to texts with diverse worldviews, secular themes, and questionable language will occur in the process of enabling students to evaluate and discuss literature from a biblical perspective​. Additionally, through​ ​exposure to classical​,​ contemporary, and multi-cultural works, students will be challenged to improve their comprehension and reading level so that graduates will read and analyze on the collegiate level. Conclusion

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Through engagement with literature,​ ​the development of critical thinking skills and the enhanced understanding of culture enable the student to fully participate in the cultural and academic communities.

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The purpose of the SCA Physical Education program is to develop growth as described in Luke 2:52: “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.� Our goal is for students twofold. First, we desire students to experience growth spiritually, physically, socially, and mentally through PE activities; and secondly, students prioritize healthy lifestyle throughout their life. The primary purpose is to assist the learner in developing: (1) total fitness and a lasting desire to pursue a life-long healthy lifestyle, (2) movement abilities ranging from functional life skills to those needed for successful participation in physical activities of their choice; (3) an appreciation and knowledge of the creation of the body, (4) a responsible, personal, and social behavior in physical activity settings with an understanding and respect for differences among others, (5) an understanding that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction. Because physical education is primarily a participation class, attendance is mandatory. Students are expected to be properly prepared and dressed for class. Special attention is given to fitness monitoring and enabling students to use their own fitness as motivation for improvement. It is our goal to help inspire them to obtain their God-given potential in the area of their physical fitness and enjoyment during participation in activities and sports.

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In I Chronicles 16:9, Scripture charges the believer to, “Sing unto Him, sing​ ​psalms unto Him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.” The ability to create, analyze, and appreciate poetry enables the believer to better praise his Creator. In addition, as the art of poetry is a reflection of culture, Christians must be able to accurately analyze and create poetry in order to evaluate a poet or a people from a biblical worldview. Further, the writing of personal poetry allows nurturing of potential God-given potential in the arts. As such, Summit Christian Academy believes that all students should be exposed to methodical poetry instruction which includes poetic analysis, memorization, and creation. Poetry Analysis Poetry instruction will include a wide range of poetry and artists. As the stylistic features of poetry provide its artistic merit, teaching will include study of poetry’s forms, patterns and use of figurative language. A wide variety of classical poets and their works will be taught in order to provide students with a broad range of​ ​knowledge. A graduate of SCA will be comfortable analyzing and evaluating both the form and content of any given poem using appropriate terminology and a biblical worldview. Poetry Memorization Memorization of poetry will increase students’ overall ability to memorize. Oral and written exams will stress different aspects of the literary form, while allowing students to forever hold man’s best language in their minds. Oral quizzing will provide opportunity to gain confidence in public speaking, a necessary skill in enabling our Christian mandate to be witnesses.

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Poetry Creation Creation of poetry encourages critical thinking by forcing students to be purposeful in word choices. Their own writing will provide better understanding of the gift of the poet and will teach more personal life application. Finally, through the opportunities provided to write poetry about their relationship with Christ, students will fulfill the mandate in I Chronicles 16:9. Summit Christian Academy values poetry as an art form and as a true component of Scripture. Its in-depth instruction will enable students to feel adequate in their knowledge of this subject area.

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The singular goal of the SCA science department is to instill a love for the subject area within all of our students while enabling them to discover God’s work, revealing “The heavens declare​ ​his righteousness, and all the people see his glory” Psalm 97:6. This goal is accomplished through the facilitation of three objectives: (1) to enable students to deepen their relationship with their Creator through understanding His creation, (2) to enable students to think scientifically and express their own ideas through analysis of gathered information, and (3) to fully enable students to successfully enter a science field if they so choose. Graduates of SCA will understand their origin and be able to demonstrate that science provides evidence for the Creator. Accepting God’s mandate for man to master the created world, our curriculum is designed to explore all aspects of that creation. Though today’s society tries to use science to challenge the existence of our Lord, SCA graduates will be confident in defending and purporting their position of faith. At the high school level, this exploration will include sensitive issues such as bio-ethics, human reproduction, and theories such as evolution and the definition of life. During these sensitive topics, teachers will promote Scriptural teaching on honoring life and maintaining purity. They will exercise discretion in choosing age-appropriate objectives and methodologies in order to promote focus and discussion. During the anatomy of reproduction unit, classrooms may be divided by gender. An abstinence-only model, which emphasizes reproduction in light of marriage, will be used. The purpose for discussing these issues is to further enlightenment and at no time should provoke disunity within our body. Therefore, though elementary students may encounter instruction on those topics should they arise, they will not be matters for debate due to maturity level.

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Lessons in God’s creation will be taught in a manner, which emphasizes the scientific method of inquiry demonstrated through students’ original work and its presentation. Each science unit will begin with the text and teacher instruction of planned objectives. Then lessons should branch into various methodologies of information gathering, documentation, and public presentation. Methodologies include but are not limited to hands-on activities, individual research, transferring qualitative information into quantitative (i.e. Graphs, charts, etc.), written work, in-class debate, and word processing applications and data spreadsheets. Special focus will be given to incorporating mathematical formulas and statistics as validation for scientific research. Teachers will frequently provide opportunity for public expression of scientific conclusions through activities such as science fairs and in-class presentations. Participation in these activities will cause students to be confident in their ability to think scientifically and express those thoughts in a manner, which inspires themselves and others. The curriculum at SCA will capitalize on students’ developed love of science by introducing a wide variety of careers in the science field. Beginning at the sixth grade, students will be apprised of the wide opportunity for​ ​careers in the science field. Junior high career explanation will focus on the life science in seventh grade and earth science in eighth grade. High school students will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of individual choices. No matter their individual calling, the science curriculum at Summit Christian Academy will facilitate students meeting their God-given potential.

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The importance of spelling and vocabulary is constituted in the belief that God privileges the spoken and written word, as evidenced by the prominence of both in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Jesus Himself is described as the Word of God (Logos) in John 1:1 (In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God), and God’s word is one of the few things that abides forever. The effect of language upon life, as described in James 3:6 suggests that the course of one’s life may be determined in one’s speech, which is reinforced by Ephesians 4:20 which states, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Thus, words/language structures reality. The ability to accurately use words both in terms of spelling and meaning (vocabulary) is important for believers/students to understand God’s written and preached word. Additionally, the ability to interact with others in society and serve as a witness to various communities and populations is enhanced with accurate spelling and an expansive appropriately used vocabulary. Certain vocabularies enable the student to gain entrance into specialized communities and enhanced vocabulary and reading comprehension is essential to success in higher education. With these truths in mind, the scope and sequence of instructional methodologies at SCA provides opportunity to develop important spelling and vocabulary skills. Spelling Instruction In kindergarten through second grades, spelling instruction is informed by balanced brain-based research of teaching methods which include oral review, observing words in sentences, and other activities such as manipulating letters.

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Spelling activities strongly encourage partnering with parents. In grades three through ten, word lists are tied to spelling rules and or specific prefixes, suffixes or roots. In some grades, words are gleaned from cross-curricular subject matter; and word lists are generated from frequently misspelled word lists. In grades three through ten, teaching methodologies echo earlier techniques with less oral repetition as the child gets older. Finally, in grades eleven and twelve, differentiated spelling instruction is developed through individual assessment of student work. Vocabulary Instruction Kindergarten through second grade vocabulary development begins with a word of the week. Grades three through six use words pulled from authentic texts, chosen to enrich the student’s speaking and writing vocabulary. The goal is to move beyond memorization to comprehension. Activities that are based on brain research include symbols used with words and frequent repetition. Students are asked to create meaning-rich sentences, which include vocabulary words. The words chosen are primarily associated with verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Peer tutoring is an instructional strategy that is also used. Secondary vocabulary instruction incorporates words chosen from curriculum-provided lists taught via workbooks. Eleventh and twelfth grade differentiated instruction occurs through teacher evaluation of student writing and encouragement to use writing resources (i.e. thesaurus). Peer tutoring for vocabulary in the twelfth grade is based on the choice of English elective. Conclusion Students graduating from SCA will have the vocabulary and spelling skills to communicate effectively and clearly to both the secular and Christian world.

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The importance of writing/grammar is constituted in the belief that God privileges the spoken and ​written​ word, as evidenced by the composition of the Old Testament and the New Testament, God’s revelation of Himself to humankind. Jesus Himself is described as the Word of God (Logos) in John 1:1 (In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God), and God’s Word is one of the few things that abides forever. According to Haycock in ​Encyclopedia of Bible Truths​, “Man’s writings reflect his inner thoughts and desires . . .” (ref. Prov. 16:23; Prov. 18:4; Matt. 12:34-37; Matt. 15:18-20). The purpose of writing is to enhance thinking skills, increase articulation and personal voice, develop research and documentation skills, and effectively communicate ideas. Additionally, the ability to interact with others in society and communicate the Gospel to various communities and populations is enhanced by effective writing skills, which take into consideration audience awareness, rhetoric/purpose, specialized terminology, tone /style, and proper grammatical constructs. Writing enables people to communicate generationally and establishes the chain of knowledge that is necessary for civilization and the Gospel to progress (Matt. 28:19-20). With these truths in mind, the scope and sequence of instructional methodologies at SCA provides opportunity to develop important writing and grammatical skills. At the elementary level there is a heavy emphasis on grammar via textbook practice. Experiences in creative writing, journaling, and expository writing are also provided at every grade level. ​Writing is taught as a separate subject at the second grade level and through Writing Safari in grades 4-6. Writing Safari both partners with teachers to support writing assigned in core subject areas and provides opportunities for student creative writing. S​tudents have the opportunity to take their work through the writing process, from prewriting to publishing. Special focus in elementary is on

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expository, narrative, creative, and persuasive writing. Students of all grade levels engage in poetry. Through writing safari, students also have the opportunity to present their work to an authentic audience comprised of faculty, their peers, and parents.​ At the secondary level (Grades 7-11), students will examine works of literature, essays, and other cultural artifacts through the writing of essays and reading responses which incorporate analysis, synthesis, compare/contrast, classification, cause and effect, definition, profiles, and reviews. These literary writing tasks are supported by the developed skills of summarization, synthesis, analysis, classification, evaluation, interviewing techniques, and other supportive critical thinking skills. All core subject areas are required to implement writing​ that has a significant percentage assigned to it. In Senior English, it is the highest category, and in the college class, it is 60% of the grade. Student Writing Content The desire of SCA is that students be equipped to write in various contexts in order to enter into the cultural and academic conversation to excel in whatever area of life into which they are called. The purpose is for the student to biblically express the truth of God within every jurisdiction of life and academics. In the tradition of Moses, Daniel, and Paul, our students will be equipped through literature to converse in the language of diverse cultures and evaluate literature from a biblical perspective (ref. Acts 7:22; Daniel 1:4, 17; Acts 17:28). As students become more mature, careful and purposeful exposure to various audience writing contexts reflecting diverse worldviews, secular themes, and questionable language will sometimes occur in the process of enabling students to evaluate and write about literature and cultural issues from a biblical perspective. Should questionable language and themes or troublesome self-disclosure appear in student writing consultation with appropriate school officials and parents may result.

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Writers’ Corner Good writing demands ​vulnerability and a willingness to engage in the revision. Revision includes the other processes and issues associated with writing. As such, ​Summit Christian Academy has created the Writers’ Corner. Students are supported in assignments through the Writers’ Corner, which services students in grades 7-12 through peer tutoring. Writing fellows are chosen from students in grades 10-12 and are trained to support their peers in effective communication. The Writers’ Corner is open before and after school, as well as during all life prep periods. Conclusion Writing enhances​ ​the development of critical thinking skills, articulation, and the ability to enter into extended conversation with various audiences in society. The ability to persuade effectively and negotiate various writing conventions prepares the student academically and vocationally for life’s challenges and equips him or her in the communication of the Gospel.

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Summit Christian Academy recognizes that God has created man in His image (Genesis 1:26-27). God has also given man the desire and ability to create. We are each uniquely created by God with a specific plan and purpose (2 Timothy 1:9). We each develop unique ways to express or communicate an individual interpretation of the world around us. Summit Christian Academy recognizes that God created us with the ability to express ourselves creatively and artistically. God has surrounded us with the beauty and variety of His creation (Psalms 19:1, Psalms 8:3-5) and calls us to be affected on a personal, spiritual, emotional and even physical level by visual stimuli. The process of observing God’s creation (Job 37:14) and using the gift of creativity that is given by God are means by which we are able to connect with the Lord on a deeper level. Through these observations and explorations, we witness that there is intentional order and purpose to God’s design (Isaiah 45:1-); and we can see, appreciate, and emulate these characteristics in our visual design choices. Our culture is increasingly visually based by way of media, advertising and functional design. The art department of Summit Christian Academy desires appropriate preparation of our students; teaching proper ways of understanding, discerning, and using creativity and visual media in ways that bring glory to God (Philippians 4:8). Visual art also promotes an understanding of human nature across cultures and time, fosters many forms of communication, and allows for perception/aesthetic awareness and creativity. The study of visual arts and God’s creation encourages students to discern art concepts that exalt/glorify God. The visual arts also can be used to enhance learning in all areas of the curriculum. While biblically integrated, the visual art program is structured based on components or principles of art

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content and appreciation that allow students to heighten their problem solving and critical thinking skills across the curriculum. The four components or content areas of the visual arts are: 1. AESTHETICS​ – “What is art?” Understand that one purpose of art is to create beauty. Appreciate each work as a unique, individual creation. Observe, listen, and discuss art and perceptions. Understand or dissect artistic choices and how they relate to and enhance life. Encourage taking risks and thinking with a new, artistic vision. 2. ART CRITICISM​ – “How visual art is organized/what to look for.” Involves a close, viewer interaction with images resulting in aesthetic experience. Involves organized discussion about art, whether regarding artists from many cultures and time periods, or discussion regarding own art. Four-step art criticism process as follows: a. DESCRIBE - Objectively, what is seen: title, artist, when/where created, media, subject matter, visual elements of art and design (line, shape, form, value, color, space, texture). b. ANALYZE - Objectively, how it is organized: principles of design (emphasis, unity, contrast, balance, rhythm, movement, pattern). c. INTERPRET - Subjectively, what it is saying. Use imagination to interpret, based on clues from prior steps, the potential meaning or purpose of an artwork or what it expresses about human experience. d. EVALUATE - (Use higher level thinking skills)-Subjectively, consider craftsmanship, design quality, expression, personal response, originality and comparison to other artworks to determine whether or not it is a successful artwork or whether or not it has aesthetic value. Integrate a Christian perspective based on recognition of God as supreme artist/creator. Analyze communication of beauty/holiness/truth/God’s character. Discern communicated message within the basis of God’s word and God’s standard of excellence. Determine integration of scripture or scriptural principles with integrity.

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3. ART HISTORY ​- Learning about art by understanding people in relation to times and cultures in which particular artworks were created, including beliefs, values, customs, social habits, economic conditions, etc. Understand how beliefs are or are not consistent with Christianity. Art history selections that are taught are based on the quality and content of the visual art more so than the artist. Worldly, sinful lifestyles will not be exalted, but rather, artworks will be evaluated through a biblical, scriptural lens as mentioned above. 4. ART PRODUCTION AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION ​- Communicate ideas visually through creative use of materials and production processes (collage, drawing, fibers, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, 3D forms, technology) utilizing elements and principles of design. Use artistic expression to communicate God’s glory and bless others with the God-given gift of creativity.

Through the visual arts, students will be able to express their life experiences via a variety of media and methods, as well as learn various techniques to visually express and communicate their ideas and emotions. Students will learn to look for deeper meanings and learn to appreciate aesthetics of God’s creation and, subsequently, visual art. Through the visual arts, students make decisions, develop discipline, promote originality, problem solve and experience new ways of thinking and seeing, allowing for the development of personal purpose, character refinement, confidence/motivation, and a deeper understanding of and relationship with God, our creator.

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2020-21 Course Description Catalog  

Course description catalog for students in grades 7-12.

2020-21 Course Description Catalog  

Course description catalog for students in grades 7-12.

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