Understanding the Times is a vital course for our eleventh grade students. In this course, students are given a strong foundation of Scripture and a biblical worldview. They are also given an overview of the other worldviews in order to equip the students to know what they may face.
In their senior year, students spend time learning doctrines and then preparing their own testimony and are able to share what they believe.
English for grades 9-12 takes an incremental approach to grammar, usage, mechanics, and composition. For example, the eighth grade text introduces the participle and the adjective clause. The ninth grade text introduces the other verbals (gerund and infinitive) and the other clauses (adverb and noun). This builds until the senior text which moves quickly through those parts of grammar and dwells more on the writing and logic/reasoning.
Vocabulary for grades 9-12 takes the same approach by introducing words and their vocabulary early in the grades and then reviewing and renewing in later grades. Each grade level practices vocabulary in context, in reading vocabulary, in analogies, and in synonyms.
Composition begins as informal writing/narrative in grade 7 and culminates in formal paragraphs and essays preparing our students for college-level work. Students in grades 11 and 12 are required to produce a research/position paper of 10-12 typed pages as part of the English requirements.
The CCS Literature contains selections from a general pool of authors/genre for grades 7 to 10. All of the selections for grade 11 are from American authors, and all of the selections for grade 12 are from British authors.
Textbooks used for each grade include the grammar series of John E. Warriner’s English Grammar and Composition.
Grade 9 Third Course
Grade 10 Fourth Course
Grade 11 Fifth Course
Grade 12 Complete Course
Textbooks for each grade for vocabulary include the series of Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop.
Grade 9 Level D
Grade 10 Level E
Grade 11 Level F
Grade 12 Level G
Textbooks used in each grade nine through twelve for literature include the Classic editions of Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich.
Grade 9 Adventures in Reading
Grade 10 Adventures in Appreciation
Grade 11 Adventures in American Literature
Grade 12 Adventures in English Literature
U.S. History: The purpose of this course is to teach the student about the history of America by showing them important names, dates, and events.
1. Students will do a historical figure speech. In this speech, they must dress up as a person from history and act out the story of their life.
2. Students will do a family tree project to see what fascinating things they can find out about their family.
3. Students will do a research paper over an important historical figure of their choice.
Textbook for 10th grade is using Bob Jones ebook United States History.
Civics : The purpose of this course is to enhances the students’ knowledge of government whether it is at the federal, state, and local governments.
1. Students will write a research paper over the constitution and the importance of it.
2. Students will write a research paper over an amendment of their choice.
3. Student will call a senator of their choice and ask them questions about the issues of the day.
Textbook: American Government BJU Press
World History: the purpose of this course is to help the student understand the different aspects of world culture, individuals, ideologies, and concepts.
1. Students will do a research paper over an influential person in world History.
2. Students will do a research paper over a battle in world History.
3. Students will do a cultural presentation. Meaning they will do a power point presentation over one specific even that has happened in world history.
Textbook: World History, BJU Press
Prentice Hall Algebra 1
Topics covered in class include:
- Foundations of Algebra
- Solving Equations
- Solving Inequalities
- Introduction to Functions
- Linear Functions
- Systems of Equations and Inequalities
- Exponents and Exponential Functions
- Polynomials and Factoring
- Quadratic Functions and Expressions
The class attempts to put real-world uses to the Algebra so that students will understand their need for higher level mathematics. The class incorporates note taking, organizational skills, white board/iPad work, and math games as appropriate. Pi Day is a class favorite.
Covers a vast number of algebraic topics ranging from :Expressions, Equations, Inequalities and their graphs, linear systems, functions(quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic), sequences and series, probability and statistics and then trigonometric functions and applications.
Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic
Demana, Watts, Foley, Kennedy
Covers a review of real number systems, then covers extensively the 12 basic functions of algebraic concepts and their applications. Ending with a comprehensive study of trigonometric functions with applications of geometry and a introduction to Calculus: Limits, Derivatives and Integrals
Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic
Finney, Demana, Watts, Kennedy
Addison-Wesley, Prentice Hall, Pearson
Has a comprehensive study of calculus concepts and applications: Limits, Derivatives and Integrals
The study of life: this course begins with the structure and function of a cell and works through the six kingdoms. The lectures are supported with visuals, videos, and dissections. The teachings of evolution are exposed to the biblical account of creation.
Human Anatomy and Physiology:
The study of the structure and function of the human body, beginning with the cells and tissues of the body, the course moves through the organs and systems. Anatomical terminology, pathology, and disorders are discussed. Numerous visuals, videos, and dissections support the lessons.
The Physical World: An Introduction to Physical Science for Christian Schools
Bob Jones University Press
Gives a brief introduction of chemical and physics concept. Chemical concepts cover: scientific method, measurement of matter, properties of matter, classification of matter, model of atoms, periodic table of elements, atomic forces, chemical reactions, solutions, and acids, bases, salts. Physics concepts cover: energy, momentum, mechanics, work and machines, fluid mechanics, heat & temperature, electricity, magnetism, sound waves, electromagnetic spectrum.
Bob Jones University Press
Gives an in-depth overview of chemical concepts which includes: matter, measuring and calculating, atomic structure, elements, chemical bonds, chemical compositions and reactions, chemical calculations, gases, solids and liquids, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids, bases, and salts, oxidation-reduction, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry
This course covers topics such as first aid, nutrition, home safety, disease prevention, and more.
Psychology is available for 12th graders. The curriculum is an Amsco publication called “Psychology: A Way to Grow.” The course introduces students to psychology by providing a foundation in the basic principles of psychology and by guiding students toward a greater understanding of their capacity for growth. The text was written for teenage readers. Special features of the course include hands-on-activities, experiments, open discussions, case studies, reports, and projects. Strong emphasis is given to the priority and authority of the Bible and God concerning the nature of man and his behavior versus the secular theories and opinions of man.
In physical education, our students enjoy the opportunity to learn various athletic skills and develop ways to improve and maintain physical fitness. Through a variety of games and activities, students have an opportunity to develop eye-hand coordination, the understanding of different sports and their rules, following those guidelines, communication, and sportsmanship. Additionally, students learn new exercises and why those exercises should should become a regular fitness routine. The goal of each class is for students to leave with a better grasp of their own health, how to improve it, and how they as an individual are an important part of achieving a larger group goal, all while having a lot of fun!