+Bible

Old Testament Survey

This course will cover the overarching story of the Old Testament.  Key components include the timeline of Old Testament events, geographic locations of Old Testament events, memorization of scripture, and the completion of a devotional journal. (Quarterly Focus: The Pentateuch, Historical Books, Poetical Books, The Prophets).  

New Testament Survey

This course will cover the overarching story of the New Testament.  Key components include the timeline of New Testament events, geographic locations of New Testament events, memorization of scripture, and the completion of a devotional journal. (Quarterly Focus: Jesus and the Gospels, Acts and the Early Church, Paul and his Epistles, General Epistles and the Apocalypse).

+English

Literature & Composition

This is a college preparatory English course that focuses on foundational skills in both literary analysis and writing.  Reading will cover a variety of forms and genres, including short stories, novels, and epic poetry.  Writing will be practiced through both short-term and long-term writing assessments and will focus on the three major modes of expository, narrative, and persuasive writing.  Students will write a research paper as well as present a research based multimedia persuasive presentation.

Christian Literature & Public Speaking

This is a college preparatory English course that focuses on higher-level literary comprehension and oral communications.  Readings will focus on, but not be limited to, works by Christian authors.  Students will also read works by William Shakespeare and other works of literary merit.  Writing will cover short-term essay and larger expository and comparative literary analysis essays.  There will be a heavy focus on public speaking, including multiple smaller presentations along with larger presentations, utilizing ceremonial speaking, informative/presentational speaking, and persuasive speaking.

+Foreign Language

Spanish I

This is an introductory course that is designed to expose students to the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will develop basic proficiency through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They will have hands-on experiences that include a variety of traditions that Spanish-speaking people groups practice. The students will interact with their peers and the instructor in Spanish as they develop their skills in this foreign language. 

Spanish II

This course is designed to further develop grammar and vocabulary in order to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will work to comprehend the language at a conversational speed, write using everyday expressions about ordinary activities, and read from a variety of sources. Special emphasis will be placed on interpersonal communication and the ways in which language and culture interact. 

+Math

Algebra I

This course is designed to develop the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students to succeed in advanced courses. It requires students to apply concepts and skills in a wide range of problem-solving situations. Topics covered include relations and functions, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, statistics, and an in-depth focus on quadratics.

Geometry

This course emphasizes the application of algebraic concepts to geometric figures through logical and deductive reasoning. Topics discussed include parallel and perpendicular lines, planes, polygons, circles, angular measurement, postulates and theorems for problem solving, formal proofs, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, and right triangle trigonometry. Concepts covered include congruence, similarity, parallelism, perpendicularity, and proportion.   

Algebra II

This course builds on specific topics from Geometry and extends the content of Algebra I.  Advanced topics include conic sections, algebraic fractions, matrices, logarithmic and exponential functions, sequences and series, counting principles and probability. The key concepts and theories introduced in this course increase students’ mathematic literacy, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. 

+ Physical Education / Health

Physical Education

All PE courses are designed with the understanding that, “God created us to move.” This course focuses specifically on increasing student awareness of how God created our bodies to move in many different ways. Each class period involves an introductory activity, fitness development, lesson focus, and closing activity. 

Health

This course is designed to educate students in all areas of health: spiritual, mental, physical, and social. Topics covered include the life cycle of growth, development, heredity, environmental health issues, diseases, substance abuse, safety, fitness, nutrition, and sexual abstinence. This class is taught from a Christian perspective to inspire students to live a lifestyle pleasing to God.

+Science

Biology I

This course focuses on key biological concepts including ecology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, *evolution, physiology, and diversity. Laboratory experiences are an extension of classroom instruction and are inquiry-based, requiring students to apply the scientific method, problem-solving strategies, and critical thinking skills.

*An explanation for MCHS’s approach to discussing evolution as a scientific theory can be found in the Biology I course syllabus. 

Chemistry I

This is a general chemistry course that focuses on the composition and properties of matter. Topics include atomic structure, molecules, matter and energy relationships, and chemical reactions. Laboratory experiences are an extension of classroom instruction and work to develop observational skills, experimental methodology, and deductive reasoning. 

+Social Science

World History

This course provides an overview of the history of human society from early civilization to the contemporary period. It will develop historical thinking skills so students can interpret, analyze, evaluate, and contextualize how human interactions have shaped the development of religions, cultures, governments, economic systems, philosophy, the arts, and science and technology throughout history and in varying geographical locations.