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Mrs. Lois Jones

High School Math & Science Teacher
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Mrs. Gail Januskiewicz

High School English & Latin Teacher
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Mr. Joshua Hiatt

High School History Teacher
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Mr. Jay Philbrick

High School Math & Science Teacher

­ Social Studies/History

U.S. History I and The Constitution Full Year, 1 Credit ­ Sophomore

This course will give students a greater understanding of the development of our country as well as the guiding principles that led to the creation of our constitution. Students will begin with a focus on exploration and the settlements that followed. The focus will then shift to English dominance of North America, Native American relations, the establishment of the early colonies and the events that led to the creation of our country. The course will continue to survey through U.S. History discussing the following topics: American Revolution, War of 1812, Manifest Destiny, Political Parties, Industrial revolution, Slavery, The Civil war, and ending in Reconstruction. Throughout the course there will be a strong emphasis on the foundations of the constitution, its application and how the constitution has become the fundamental document to our country. This will be done alongside of historical events to give a context to the study of the constitution. The functions of the three branches of government will also be discussed at great length. This class will answer fundamental questions of U.S. History through various modes of learning that may include: Essays, Debates, Presentations, memorization and Simulations.

U.S. History II and The Constitution – Full Year, 1 Credit ­ Junior

This course is a continuation of the previous course. Students will begin to gain a greater understanding of events in the Post­Reconstruction era of America and how these events have transformed our country. The course will start in the Post­Reconstruction Era and travel through the following periods of history: Gilded Age, Progressive Era, WWI, the roaring twenties, the great depression, WWII, Asian conflicts, Cultural shifts during the 1960’s, Political transformation and all the way through to 9/11. We will also continue to take a close look at the constitution and its application in America. This will be done through evaluating the political process, key Supreme Court rulings, and constitutional amendments. We will evaluate the relationship between the federal and state governments. This class will also stress the use of answering fundamental questions through various modes that may include: Essays, Debates, Presentations and Simulations.

Psychology – 1⁄2 Year, 1⁄2 Credit ­ Senior

This course will give students an overview of the general functions of the brain. In addition to this students will gain an understanding of some of the major theories on behavior, personality, perception, memory, cognitive development, moral development and a general discussion on stages within a human life span. This will all be done within a Christ­centered context. This class will use multiple modes of learning that include but not limited to the following: debates, experimentation, lecture, in­class discussion, research and essays.

Economics – 1⁄2 Year ­ Senior

This course will give students a greater understanding of both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. They will gain knowledge on essential economic topics such as supply and demand, personal finance, stock markets, trade policies, economic systems and taxes. Students will be able to interpret graphs and data to make wise choices, predict possible outcomes and analyze possible solutions. This will use the multiple modes of learning but not limited to: debates, lecture, in­class discussion, research and projects.

Geography – Full Year – 1 Credit ­Freshman

This course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of Geography and its two main branches, human and physical. Geography is a foundational subject for the rest of our high school social studies class because introduces the following key topics: the earth, climates, population, religions, agriculture, industries, governmental systems, economic systems and political divisions. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about all of the countries specifically focusing on the landscapes and their respective cultures. This class will use multiple modes of learning but not limited to: debates, lecture, in­class discussion, research, projects and maps.

Global Issues – Full Year – 1 Credit ­ Senior

This course is designed to give students a greater understanding of the world we live in today. We will be looking at current global issues and trace the historical reasons. Students will be asked to frequently to come up with solutions and analyze the pros and cons of those solutions. We will also during presidential election cycles take time to look at the political process and students will learn what it means to participate in the political process to help shape public and foreign policy. The second half of this course will continue to focus on global issues, but students will be involved in doing some serious college level research on an issue of choice in which will culminate with a lecture to their peers. Individual topics within this course will vary as things within our world change. The class will use multiple modes of learning but not limited to:debates, lecture, in­class discussion, research, and projects.

Mathematics Department Purposes

The high school mathematics department’s main objective to is prepare the high school student for  college or for personal financial oversight.  The college preparatory track is taught using the Saxon curriculum.  Saxon mathematics is an incremental algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and calculus topics.

Algebra I – Full year – 1 credit

This course will begin an in-depth exploration of variables, exponents, graphing, simultaneous equations, and geometric calculations.  Knowledge and manipulation of geometric and graphing formulas are basic fundamental skills that lay the foundation for advanced coursework or preparation for college.

Geometry – Full year – 1 credit

This course develops algebraic geometry skills for the student.

Algebra II – Full year – 1 credit

This course will continue the in-depth exploration of variables, exponents, graphing, simultaneous equations, and geometric calculations.  It also introduces the quadratic formula, basic trigonometric functions, and prepares the student for advanced coursework or preparation for college.

Advanced Math – Full year – 1 credit

This course will continue the in-depth exploration of variables, exponents, graphing, simultaneous equations, and geometric calculations.  It concentrates on graphing, functions, and logarithms.  This course will prepare the student for calculus and college coursework.

Calculus – Full year – 1 credit –  Elective

This course explores the mathematical concepts of change.  The student will be introduced to derivatives, integrals, and concepts of limits.  This course is designed to follow Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Advanced Math, and will be an independent study.  This course also prepares the student for advanced coursework and higher level mathematics placements in college.

Accounting – Full year – 1 credit – Elective

This course walks the student through the basic accounting cycle from opening the ledger accounts of a new business, posting transactions on a daily basis, monthly trial balances, payroll, and closing and adjusting entries for the year.  This course will prepare the student for entry into a college level business course.

Science

Physical Science ­ Full Year ­ 1 Credit ­

Freshman This course is a foundational course for both Chemistry and Physics. Students will navigate through the basic principles of matter, movement, electricity, elemental structures, energy and chemical reactions. This will be done through lecture, experimentation and projects.

Biology ­ Full Year ­ 1 Credit ­ Sophomore

This course is intended to give students an introductory knowledge of all living matter. Students will begin by looking at cell structures and then advancing through a study of all of the kingdoms. Topics in this course include plant functions and structure, human anatomy, methodology, zoology and cellular biology.

Chemistry ­ Full Year ­ 1 Credit ­ Junior

This course gives students a greater understanding of the chemical make up all substances found in the earth. This course will discuss topics that include properties of matter, measuring atomic structures, chemical reactions, gas laws, thermodynamics, th periodic table, varying bonds between chemicals, atomic motion and the properties of acids and bases.

Physics ­ Full Year ­ 1 Credit ­ Senior

This course is intended to give students an introductory knowledge of the physical forces that are evident in God’s creation. Students will begin this course by reviewing material that crosses over from Chemistry such as phases of matter, Gas laws and other chemical properties. This course then discuss topics that include motion, energy, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity, magnetism and other modern physics advancements.

Anatomy and Physiology ­ 1 Credit ­Junior

This course is an in depth analysis of the eleven systems of the body. The student will learn the basic structure of the human body from the individual cell to tissue to organs to body systems. It is a challenging curriculum that is encouraged for students planning a career in the health or medical field. A great introduction to the human body with a culmination of dissection of a cat.

Science Lab Lab classes will be offered with our Biology and Chemistry Class.

These classes will give students the opportunity to get a hands on learning experience, to solidify the content learned in the classroom. Students will do activities that include dissection, creating mixtures, analysis of chemical composition, work with a microscope and the learning of lab safety skills