High School Course Descriptions
Keyboarding (.2 credit)
Basic computer keyboarding skills.
Computer I (.3 credit)
A general acquaintance with computers, including history of computing, how a computer works, computer vocabulary, and work with word processors and programming. Other projects include building a computer, using the Internet for research, taking digital photographs, scanning pictures and documents, and creating a multimedia slide show.
Computer II (.3 credit)
Use of application software, including word processors, spreadsheets, internet, graphic design, and web page design.
Consumer Economics (1 credit)
Study of our economic system as it applies to business and personal involvement. Budget planning, investment, and banking are some of the topics. Emphasis is on good stewardship.
Literature and Grammar (1 credit)
Extensive grammar review, including mechanics. Literature: survey of short stories, poetry; selected dramas and a novel; outside reading. Spelling & vocabulary building.
Literature and Composition (1 credit)
A study of poetry, short stories, drama, essays, biographies, and novellas with special reference to literary elements, concepts, terms, and techniques. Development of skills in writing essays.
American Literature (1 credit)
Opportunity for written and oral expression; outside reading required.
English Literature/Speech (1 credit)
Reading and exercises in writing and speech; outside reading required.
Fine and Applied Arts
Art (1 credit)
A hands-on course which gives students an opportunity to learn the principles of art and apply them in a variety of two- and three- dimensional media.
Band (.6 credit)
A practical course to foster and promote the development of God's gift of music. This is manifested in three areas: playing music to the glory of God; providing meaningful entertainment and inspiration for others; improving God-given, musical abilities.
Music Fundamentals (.2 credit)
Music notation. Musical instrument work. Recognition of certain classical pieces.
Music Awareness (.2 credit)
A study of the history of music, with special attention given to instrumental music of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras.
Hymnology (.2 credit)
A study of the history of hymnody from the Old Testament period to the 20th century.
An introduction to all facets of the journalistism: reporting, writing, design, graphics, photography, broadcast, and multimedia. Students will study the fundamental principles of gathering, writing, reporting, and editing the news. Emphasis will be placed on accuracy, brevity, clarity and reportorial responsibility. Field trips to professional print and broadcast media outlets are also planned. Students will also be introduced to basics of layout and design through desktop publishing.
Choir (.4 credit)
Semester 1: selected sacred motets, anthems, and choruses to fit a particular Christmas theme for concert presentation. Semester 2: selected sacred motets, anthems, and choruses for a spring concert presentation.
Piano (.2 credit)
Applied music lessons.
Organ (.2 credit)
Applied music lessons. Instruction in organ may begin when students have satisfactorily met the minimum requirements in piano work as outlined by the Music Committee.
Spanish I (1 credit)
First-year introduction to Spanish, emphasizing communication through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the context of Hispanic culture.
Spanish II (1 credit)
Second-year intermediate Spanish. Reinforcement of the concepts learned in Spanish 1, as well as advancement in vocabulary, grammar, and Hispanic cultural awareness.
Spanish III (.6 credit)
Third-year advanced Spanish. Reinforcement of the concepts learned in Spanish I and II, as well as advancement in vocabulary, grammar, and Hispanic cultural awareness.
Pre-Algebra (1 credit)
A review of general mathematical principles and an introduction to those principles necessary for Algebra I.
Algebra I (1 credit)
An incremental approach to algebra with emphasis on reinforcement.
Algebra II (1 credit)
Advanced algebra. Variation, roots, exponents, logarithms, trigonometry, quadratics and progressions.
Geometry (1 credit)
Principles of Euclidean geometry including work with similarity and congruence of triangles, perpendicular and parallel lines, area of plane figures, volume of solids, properties of circles, and trigonometry. Deductive reasoning used throughout the course by means of formal direct and indirect proofs.
Precalculus (1 credit)
A precalculus course including polynomial, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, circles, linear systems and matrices, conics, sequences and series, probability, and trigonometry. (Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry.)
Calculus (1 credit)
Functions, limits, derivatives, integration, indeterminate forms, sequences and series with tests for convergence and divergence, parametric equations, and polar coordinates. (Prerequisite: Precalculus)
(Mathematics courses are scheduled simultaneously so that students may enter that class for which they are prepared. While two years of mathematics are required of all students, we recommend three or four years since some colleges have an established minimum requirement of three years of mathematics including Algebra II and/or Geometry.)
Physical Education 9 & 10 (.4 credit)
Physical-fitness training along with selected individual, team, and lifetime sports to help improve coordination and set a pattern of physical fitness in a student's life.
Fitness for Life (.2 credit)
Fitness for life includes activities to test the student's fitness level as well as instruction as to what it means to be physically fit. Students also learn how to design a personal fitness program.
Old Testament (.6 credit)
The pattern of God's saving love in Christ as displayed in the lives of His people and recorded in the Old Testament. The course covers the time period from Creation to the end of King David's reign. Memorization of passages and selected psalms.
Old and New Testament (.6 credit)
The pattern of God's saving love in connection with the lives of His people as recorded in the Old Testament and the four Gospels. The course covers the time period from the beginning of King Solomon's reign through the life of Christ. New Testament: Acts and Epistles (.6 credit)
New Testament: Acts and Epistles (.6 credit)
The pattern of God's saving love in connection with the lives of His people as recorded in the book of Acts and the Epistles. Includes a study of Christian doctrine in its historical setting.
Church History (.4 credit)
The history of the Christian Church as viewed in the light of the Book of Revelation. First semester: a overview of church history from the time of the apostles to the present. Second semester: a reflection on church history from the viewpoint of the Book of Revelation.
Comparison of Religions (.6 credit)
A study of various religions in our world as they compare with Christianity. A study of major Christian denominations and Lutheran church bodies as they compare in doctrine and practice with the Church of the Lutheran Confession. A study of 1 Corinthians.
Physical Science (1 credit)
Physical science in terms of the relationships of matter and energy. Includes laboratory investigations.
Health (.5 credit)
Health in relation to physical and emotional well-being, substance abuse, communicable diseases, and basic first aid.
Biology (1 credit)
Study of molecular, cellular, and multicellular levels of organization including interrelationships of organisms and their ecology. Laboratory work required.
Physics (1 credit)
Laboratory based study of measurement, force and motion, work and energy, momentum, fluids, vibration and waves, light, sound, temperature and heat, molecular behavior, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. (Prerequisite: Algebra II or enrollment in Algebra II.)
Chemistry (1 credit)
Laboratory based study of atomic structure, chemical nomenclature, bonding, reactions, equations, stoichiometry, physical phases of matter, gases, solutions, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction reactions, organic chemistry, and radioactivity.
World History (1 credit)
World history from the beginning of time to the present. Special emphasis upon the role of divine providence amid the activities of mankind.
American History (1 credit)
History of America from the colonial period to the present. Special emphasis upon the hand of God guiding the events of history for the good of the child of God.
Local and Modern History (.6 credit)
Local: History of Wisconsin and the Chippewa Valley from Native American times to the present. Emphasis on research methods for history at the local level and God's hand in individual lives.
Modern: World history from 1945 to the present. Emphasis on the impact of recent history on current events, and God's hand directing these events.
Principles of Democracy (1 credit)
A study of the basic principles of democracy with special emphasis upon the relationships and responsibilities of the Christian citizen to himself, his family, his community, his country, and his world.
Geography (1 credit)
Political and cultural study of world geography.