Art

MS Creative Writing – a one semester course that allows the student to engage in nonfiction and fiction writings. Throughout this course, students will be exposed to personal narratives, biographies, persuasive letters, expository writing, fictional writings, and poetry. Students will learn the writing and revision process and will develop the skills to create a final piece of written work.

MS Choir – An elective open to all middle school students and one way to learn why and how to sing. Auditions are not required for membership, but students must meet with the director to determine voice range and the part they will sing. This choir may at times perform with the High School choir, but will act independently as much as possible. The 2015-16 school year is the first time this has been an independent group. Middle School Choir has one main performance first semester, the Christmas concert. Other opportunities throughout the semester for performance include special chapels and patriotic assemblies. Second semester has more and varied opportunities for Middle School Choir. There are also chapels and assemblies. One highlight of this semester is the combined singing the National Anthem for Homecoming. Challenges addressed in this choir involve learning how to read music and the rapidly changing voices of these young adolescents.

HS Choir – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: none) one of the ways to earn fine arts credit for graduation. Auditions are not required for membership, but students must meet with the director to determine voice range and the part they will sing. There will be one main performance first semester, the Christmas concert, which blends both sacred and secular numbers. Other areas of study may include tone production, proper breathing, reading music, and other topics related to music and performance.

HS Music Appreciation – (Length 1 sem./1 credits; prerequisite: none).This course teaching people what to listen for and how to understand what they are hearing in different types of music.

MS Computer Application – a one semester class to study the basic functions in Microsoft Office products.  In the first quarter, they will learn the basics of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Paint. During the 2nd quarter, they will use all skills learned in all programs to create a company, with 3 products they have invented.

MS Drama – teaches students the basic principles of communicating ideas through acting.  Students will learn about facial expression, gestures, dramatic inflections, movement, timing, props, and blocking.  They will be given several opportunities to practice their craft in dramatic productions.

HS Drama – (Length 1 sem./1 credits; prerequisite: none). Teaches students the basic principles of communicating ideas through acting.  Students will learn about facial expression, gestures, dramatic inflections, movement, timing, props, and blocking.  They will be given several opportunities to practice their craft in dramatic productions.

MS Keyboarding 6 – a one semester class where students are taught the key location of all letters, numbers, punctuation, symbols and 6 special keys – tab, left shift, right shift, enter, backspace, and caps lock. The goal will that they acquire skills necessary to use Microsoft Word basic commands for page setup, font formatting, and clipart manipulation.

MS Art – a fundamental exploration of art’s history and God’s purposes for creativity. Students will develop drawing skills, watercolor and acrylic painting techniques.

HS Art I – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: none) introduces students to the Elements of Art, Principles of Design, the Power of Visual Communication and the need to “Do whatever you do for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). Application of these principles help students develop drawing skills, watercolor and acrylic paintings techniques. (Laboratory course)

HS Art II – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: Art I) a progressing course to increase drawing and painting skills. Student’s gain greater understanding of principles learn in Art 1. Problem solving techniques are explored that also helps students be more heavenly-focused in life. Oil painting is introduced in this course. (Laboratory course).

HS Art III – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: Art II) advanced art courses for students whose drawings and paintings will be displayed in public exhibitions to promote student’s work and inspire their viewers. These student also serve as a production team to design background sets for plays. An art portfolio is built to increase college and career opportunities. (Laboratory course)

HS Art IV – (Length 1 yr./2 credits; prerequisite: Art III) advanced art courses for students whose drawings and paintings will be displayed in public exhibitions to promote student’s work and inspire their viewers. These student also serve as a production team to design background sets for plays. An art portfolio is built to increase college and career opportunities.  (Laboratory course)

HS College/Career – (Length 1 Sem../1 credits; prerequisite none. Helps to prepare the student for the opportunities and challenges of life after high school. These engaging, interactive lessons start with students envisioning their long-term life goals then mapping an attainable course to reach those goals. They learn how to create dynamic college applications, build social-emotional skills for handling academic pressure, develop employability skills, and practice smart decision-making for independent living. Prepare and practice for ACT and SAT.

HS Forensics – (Length 1 sem./1 credits; prerequisite: Biology, either ICP or Chemistry) a semester-long course designed to reveal the science used in forensic science techniques. Topics covered include: crime scene investigation, trace evidence, fingerprints, blood and blood spatter examination, DNA, entomology, drugs, glass, handwriting, tool marks and impressions, firearms and ballistics, and cause of death mechanisms. Forensics allows students to refine their techniques in collecting, analyzing, and evaluating evidence. (Laboratory course)

HS Human Geography – (Length 1 sem./1 credits; prerequisite none). A sub-field within human geography. … Sauer defined the landscape as the defining unit of geographic study. He saw that cultures and societies both developed out of their landscape, but also shaped them too. This interaction between the natural landscape and humans creates the cultural landscape.

HS Personal Finances – (Length 1 sem./1 credits; prerequisite: none). A course to prepare the student for independence, learning the basics of budgeting, saving, investing and balancing a check book.

HS Teacher’s Aide – (Length 1 sem./1 credit; prerequisite: teacher recommendation) a one year course in which students will assist teachers with classroom duties.

HS Year Book – This class produces the 120+ page school yearbook. Students work online to design, edit, and produce pages for the yearbook. Grades 8 through 12 may participate. Students will use elements of graphic, page, and publication design to develop intriguing, professional-quality pages; apply basic photography and photography editing skills to shoot and edit photos for inclusion in the book; and write in journalistic fashion, contributing features, captions, and other content. Students will collaborate as part of a group to plan projects, deadlines, and themes, working in a web-based environment.

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