High School Course Listings

RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PLANNER

SJCS Grades 9-12 Academic Program Planner
Student Name:
School Year:
9thGrade
Required to pass the
Missouri Constitution test
Bible: Bible 9 Math:
English: Language 9 Social Studies:
PE: PE (.5) Elective: Spanish I
Health: Health (.5)
Science: Physical Science
Credits 7
School Year:
10th Grade
Bible: Bible 10 Fine Arts: Art, Band or Choir
English: Language 10 Elective: Spanish II
Math: Elective:
Science: Biology Elective:
Credits 7
School Year:
11th Grade
Bible: Bible 11 (.5) Bible/Practical Arts: Life Shaping Decisions (.5)
English: Language 11 Science: Chemistry or Physics
Math: Elective:
Social Studies: US History Elective: Online College Class
Credits 7
School Year:
12th Grade
Required to pass the US Constitution Test Bible: Bible 12 Practical Arts: Personal Fin. (.5)
English: Language 12 PE: Lifetime Fitness (.5)
Social Studies: 20th  Century (.5) Elective (Math):
Social Studies: US Government (.5) Science: Chemistry or Physics
Elective: Online College Class
Credits 7
Total Credits 28

 

Classes in italic bold are courses that are required for students to enroll in for that year. Other courses listed are suggested courses that will prepare a student for college readiness and complete the Show-Me Scholars Program. If a student is interested in a specific subject area, they are encouraged to enroll in courses in those areas.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Subject Area SJCS  Requirements Missouri Minimum
Requirements
English 4 4
Mathematics  ♠ 3 3
Social Studies  ♣ 3 3
Science  ♥ 3 3
Fine Arts 1 1
Practical Arts * 1 1
PE 1 1
Health .5 .5
Foreign Languages
Bible 4
Electives 5.5 7.5
Total 26 24
Community Service 40 Hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students must pass the US and MO Constitution Test taken in history
class.

♠ — Credits must include Algebra I (1)

♣ — Credits must include US History (1) & US Government (.5)

♥ — Credits must include Biology (1)

♦ — Any two courses in foreign language, English, math, social
studies, science or fine arts.

(Recommend two foreign languages)

* —  Credits must include Personal Finance (.5)

Schedule for an Eight-Period Day

Forty-eight-minute classes with four-minute breaks between classes.

First Hour 8:00 — 8:47 AM
Second Hour 8:51 — 9:38 AM
Third Hour 9:42 — 10:29 AM
Fourth Hour 10:33 — 11:20 AM
Jr. High Lunch / Fifth Hour 11:24 — 11:46 PM / 11:24 — 12:11 PM
High School Lunch/ Fifth Hour 11:50 — 12:37 PM / 12:11 — 12:37 PM
Sixth Hour 12:41 — 1:28 PM
Seventh Hour 1:32 — 2:19 PM
Eighth Hour (Study Hall) 2:23 — 3:10 PM

235 minutes of class time per course/week

7,830 minutes/year = 1 Carnegie unit (credit)

MATH TRACKS

As students plan for what math courses to enroll in, there are four different tracks as suggested by the math program for which students should take in consideration. When planning, students should consider their career interest and which courses will best help them prepare for plans after high school. It is strongly recommended students and parents consult with their math teacher and academic counselor before selecting a track.

Traditional / Basic:

7th Regular math / 7th Regular math

8th Pre Algebra / 8th Pre Algebra

9th Algebra I / 9th Algebra Essentials

10th Geometry / 10th Geometry Essentials

11th Algebra II / 11th Consumer Math

12th Adv math / 12th none

Accelerated / Advanced: (teacher recommendation required)

 

7th Pre Algebra / 7th Pre Algebra

8th Algebra I / 8th Algebra I

9th Algebra II / 9th Geometry

10th Advanced Math / 10th Algebra II

11th College Alg/Trig / 11th Advanced math

12th Calculus / 12th College Alg/Trig

SCIENCE PATHWAY

As students plan for what science courses to enroll in, there are four different science career pathways students should take into
consideration as suggested by the science program. When planning, students should consider their career interest and which courses will best help them prepare for plans after high school. It is strongly recommended students and parents consult with the science teacher and the counselor before selecting a pathway.

Standard / College Readiness:

Physical Science / Biology

Biology / Chemistry I

Advanced Biology / Physics

Health & Medicine Careers / Engineering & Math:

Biology / Physical Science

Advanced Biology / Biology

Anatomy / Chemistry I

Chemistry I / Chemistry II

Chemistry II / Physics

SHOW-ME SCHOLARS

The Show-Me Scholars program is a course of study hat encourages students to take more demanding classes in high school. The curriculum provides and education that better prepares students to enter in a college. The Show-Me Scholars Initiative is endorsed by the Missouri Department of Education, the Missouri Chamber Federation, and many of the education coalitions around the state.

To become a scholar, students must complete the Show-Me Scholars Core Course of Study, which includes the following:

English – 4.0
(English I, English II, English III, English IV)

Mathematics – 4.0 (Beginning with the class of 2018)
(Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II; If skipping geometry, you must complete Advanced Math)

Science – 3.0
(Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Lab Science – Physics suggested)

Social Studies – 3.5
(Chosen from U.S. and World History, Geography, Economics and Government)

Personal Finance is classified as an economics requirement

Languages other than English – 2.0
(Two credits of the same language)

In addition, scholars must complete 20 (50 hours of community service starting with the class of 2018) hours of community
service, earn at least a ìCî in all Show-Me Scholars classes, finish all the stateís requirements for a high school diploma, maintain attendance requirements identified by their local school districts and stay out of trouble. Students who violate the Missouri Safe Schools Act cannot participate in the program.

In return, students earn special recognition, receive a medallion to wear at graduation, and can qualify for additional Pell Grant money.  Plus, research suggests that students who complete a rigorous course of study score higher on the ACT and SAT than their peers and are more likely to attend and succeed at a college or university. You can find more information about the
program at www.showmescholars.com .

 

COURSES

 

Bible

 

How to Study the Bible

Grade 9

Course No. BIM020           0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

This course involves the book by book study of the general message of
each of the 66 books of the Bible.  It is intended to equip the student to
not only identify and locate the books of the Bible, but with confidence
navigate themselves around the scriptures.  The goal of the course is the
ìhow toî in studying scripture and application thereof.  Special attention
will be given to book, subject, and character studies in order to lay the
foundations for future SJCS coursework.  Students will be exposed to and
utilize reference tools, such as Bible concordances, Bible commentaries, and
Bible dictionaries.  Specific emphasis will be given to the books of Genesis
and Matthew.

 

Servant Leadership

Grade 9

Course No.  BIH 014          0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

The purpose of this course is to cultivate an understanding of servant
hood and to challenge the student to take a biblically sound servant
leadership role in todayís world.  Leadership will be understood as
servant hood.   Leadership qualities will be extracted from the life of
Christ and other model examples, with the goal of application to oneís own
life.  The focus is on serving in order to develop the epitome of Christ in
leadership.

 

Church History

Grade 10

Course No. BIH 013           0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

This course will examine the development and growth of the church,
beginning with Old Testament revelation and forerunners leading up to the
Day of Pentecost, continuing to the modern day church.  Special attention
will be given to key figures related to church history, an examination of
how the Bible came to be canonized, and the survival and growth of the
persecuted church.  A historical timeline will be developed correlating
church and secular history.

 

Spiritual Formation

Grade 10

Course No. BIH 009           0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

This course engages students in the development of knowing God and doing
His will.  It examines the spiritual dimension of moving from fact, to
faith, to experience.  Spiritual formation is the activity of the Holy
Spirit which molds our lives into the likeness of Jesus Christ.  This
likeness is one of deep intimacy with God and genuine compassion for all of
creation.  The Spirit works not only in the lives of individuals, but also
in the church, shaping it into the Body of Christ.  We cooperate with this
work of the Spirit through certain practices that make us more open and
responsive to the Spiritís touch.  This includes such disciplines as Sabbath
keeping, works of compassion and justice, discernment, worship, and
hospitality.  The goal of this course is to equip the student with necessary
tools, engaged within the essential framework of scripture, to promote
spiritual growth.

 

Christian Living (Career Ed)

Grade 11

Course No. BUH 800          0.5  Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

This course is intended to challenge young adults with the biblical
concept of career stewardship and to give them the resources to wisely and
faithfully build their own career plan.  Students will use the Career
Direct
assessment and develop an action plan to discover possible
college major/career plan options suited to their personal ìdesign.î
This course is required for all juniors.

 

Bible Doctrines

Grade 11

Course No. BIH 011           0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

Doctrines of scripture will be examined that are paramount to the
Christian faith.  While it is understood that there will be denominational
differences, it is vital that we as Christians are firmly grounded in the
doctrines that hold us together as the body of Christ.  Students will
explore basic doctrines, such as salvation, the sin nature of man, God,
Christ, etc.

 

Developing a Biblical Worldview

Grade 12

Course No. BIH 010           0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to train students to recognize counterfeit
ìtruthsî of historical and postmodern non-Christian worldviews and be able
to compare them to a Christian worldview. Students will examine the
ìbiblical worldviewî and the tenants of non-Christian worldview systems such
as naturalism/materialism, deism, dualism, and pantheism. These worldview
systems will be examined in the fields of theology, philosophy, ethics,
psychology, politics, history, and culture.  Each worldview in the fields
will be analyzed by Scripture.  The goal of this course is to equip students
to defend their faith through the development of thinking and behaving
biblically.

 

Missions

Grade 12

Course No. BIM 010          0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

The goal of this course is to encourage, inspire, and exhort students to
develop a passion for the glory of God, his will to be fulfilled in their
lives, and his fame to be spread throughout the earth.  It is to help
students develop a love for Godís creation which includes all mankind.  The
course equips students to grow spiritually, to minister to others, and to
share the Gospel of Christ.  The course will examine Godís missionary
activity throughout the Bible, historical missionary activity, the doctrines
of Christ, Salvation, and the Kingdom of God, personal evangelism and
ministry, and spiritual disciplines.  Students will be encouraged to
participate in world missions through prayer, giving, sending, or being
sent.

 

Business

 

Multimedia & Web Design

Grades 11, 12

Course No. BUH420           1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills, GPA of 3.0 or higher in Language
Arts, Instructor approval

Students in this course will learn to create and maintain web pages. Students will gain experience in
using WordPress, html coding, and graphics, and sound video editing.

 

Personal Finance (Per Fin)

Grade 11, 12

Course No. BUH500           0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:          None

Students will learn the components of income and managing financial
income through financial planning and budgeting. Students will be required
to create a personal budget and apply it to their current situation.
Students will also learn the concepts of savings and investing, giving,
insurance, spending and credit as well as comparison shopping. The focus
will be for students to look at what Godís Word says about financial
responsibilities and equip students with the skills and knowledge
needed to make sound financial decisions for life.

 

Yearbook (Year)

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Course No. LAH300           1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: (Application and teacher recommendation)

Students will supervise the production of the school yearbook. It is a
course study of Journalistic Writing, Photography, Computer Layout and
Creative Design, Advertisement and Deadline Management.

 

Fine Arts

 

 

Art (I, II, III, IV)

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Course No. ARH100-400  1.0 Credit Hour

This is a flexible Art course allowing for all skill levels and building
in successive years of instruction.  The main focus is two-dimensional
(Drawing, Painting, and Design).  Printmaking and sculpture will be
introduced.  These three units of study will include many lessons:
Drawing- shading techniques,
contours, proportion, 1-and-2 point perspective, foreshortening, figure
drawing, portraits, and still life.
Painting- color studies
including monochromatic, analogous and complementary, brush techniques, for
watercolor and acrylic on canvas.  Students will paint a landscape from
photos taken in our region. 
Design-
explore the elements and principles of design, study negative
and positive shapes, create a tessellation, collage, abstract and
non-objective designs.

Art materials to include pencil, charcoal, conte, pastels, marker,
scratchboard, watercolor, acrylics, linoleum block printing, and clay
sculpture.  Weekly sketchbook required and study of artists and Art History
a regular part of course.

 

HS Band (Band)

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Course No. MUH200          1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  None

This course helps students develop techniques in tone and rhythms while
playing in a large ensemble.  Various musical styles are presented and music
contests are available to students who excel in large and small ensembles.
Several concerts are presented yearly and attendance at performances is
required.

 

HS Choir (Choir)

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Course No. MUH100          1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:   None

This course is designed to develop individual vocal technique within a
group setting.  Choir performs to glorify God.  The choir will perform
throughout the year at concerts, banquets, rest homes, dinners, graduation,
church services, contests, etc.  Attendance at performances is required.  A
high expectation for individual and group performance is required at every
rehearsal by the instructor.  The choir performs a variety of concert-style
music from all historical periods.

 

Foreign Language

 

 

 

Spanish I (Span I)

Grades 9, 10, 11

Course No.  FLH100           1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  None

Students will work on the four basic skills-speaking, listening, reading,
and writing.  They will learn to express themselves in simple sentences both
orally and in writing.  They will learn about various Spanish countries
including insights into different customs.

 

Spanish II (Span II)

Grades 10, 11, 12

Course No. FLH300            1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  Spanish I

Students will continue to work on the four basic skills, but on a more
advanced level.  Activities include writing and performing skits, learning
vocabulary appropriate for mission trips, and developing a travel brochure
in Spanish.  Students will add to their knowledge of Spanish cultures.

 

Spanish III (Span III)

Grade 11,12

Course No. FLH500            1.0 Credit Hour (Weighted)

Prerequisite:  Spanish I and Spanish II

Students will continue to develop their conversational, reading, and
writing abilities.  Writing assignments include producing a newsletter,
writing and producing a play, and writing summaries of Spanish articles.
Reading assignments include short stories and books.  Each student will be
doing an in-depth study/report of a Spanish-speaking country.

 

Spanish IV (Span IV)

Grade 12

Course No. FLH700            1.0 Credit Hour

(Weighted)

Prerequisite:  Spanish I, II, III

This course continues to build on skills developed in Spanish 1-3.  It
includes a wide variety of literature and presents authentic language in
context, provides cultural perspectives, and addresses all four basic
language skills.  It helps students connect their learning to the community
in which they live and helps them see the relationship between language,
community, and career.

 

History

 

20th Century History
(20 His.)

Grades 11, 12

Course No. SSH700            0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: US History

This course will examine US History from 1900 to the present.  Students
will study international and domestic events at the turn of the century,
World War I, the Russian Revolution, the Great Depression, World War II, the
Korean Conflict, domestic events of the 1950s-70s, the Cold War and foreign
conflicts in Israel, China, Vietnam, India, the Middle East, and Central and
South America.  The course will also explore and discuss the most recent
events of US history.  Special attention will be given to the sovereign
Godís influence on history in the 20th century.

 

American Government (Am)

Grades 11, 12

Course No. SSH400            0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

This course describes, analyzes and explains the American system of
government.  It will address the historical context in which the United
Statesí government was built, including its Judeo-Christian heritage.
Students will examine various government systems and compare them to that of
the United States.  Students will learn about the structure of the United
Statesí government, its policies and practices, and the role it plays in the
world and the lives of US citizens.  Students are encouraged to participate
in democracy by praying for those serving in government positions, informing
representatives of their positions, and serving their community and country.
A test over the US Constitution must be passed o fulfill MO diploma
requirements.  (A test over the Missouri Constitution is also required if it
was not passed in 8th grade)

 

US History (US Hist)

Grades 11, 12

Course No SSH200             1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

This course will examine the development of the United States of America
from its beginnings to1900 AD.   Students will study Native American
cultures, European exploration and colonization of America, the American
Revolution, the early Constitutional Republic, Westward Expansion, the US
Civil War, Reconstruction, and events of the late 1800s.  Historical
documents will be examined to explore the context of events.  Special
attention will be given Godís role in the history of the America and the
philosophies, principles, and values upon which the nation was founded.
Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for their country and its
role in current events, leading America to be a nation following God.  First
semester students will examine US History from its beginnings to the
American Revolution.  Second semester students will examine US History from
the Constitution to the end of the 19th century.

 

World Geography (Geog)

Grades 9, 10

Course No. SSH500            1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

In this course, students will study the earth and its resources as God
created them, the use of those resources by man, and geographic, historical,
political, economic, and cultural features of various regions and countries
of the world.  The course includes an overview of geography and its
components, developing cartography skills, and descriptions of individual
countries from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, Antarctica, Oceania and
the Pacific Islands.  Emphasis will be given to discussion on Godís activity
in the world through mission efforts.  Students will be encouraged to
participate in global missions through prayer, support, or going.

 

World History (W Hist)

Grades 9, 10

Course No. SSH100            1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

This course will study world history from ancient civilizations to the 20th
century.  Special attention will be given to Godís providence throughout the
course of history.  Influential people and events upon history as well as
philosophical and ideological influences will be discussed.  First semester
students will examine World History from ancient times to the Middle Ages in
Europe.  Second semester students will examine World history from the
Renaissance and Reformation period in Europe to the beginning of the 20th
century.

 

English

 

Language Arts 9 (LA 9)

Grade 9

Course No. LAH009           1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  None

This course is Grammar and Fundamentals of Literature.  It builds upon
the grammatical foundation studied in elementary and junior high levels.
There are special sections including vocabulary, spelling and proofreading
skills.  The literature selections include an introductory course addressing
six important literary elements.  The literature section covers poetry,
short stories, one novel and one play.  Writing exercises that heighten the
literary skills of the students are utilized throughout the course.
Students are required to complete two book reports during the year.  The
basics of writing research papers are covered in depth.  Writing journals
are kept during the year and a portfolio of student work is begun which will
be worked on throughout the school year.

 

Language Arts 10 (LA 10)

Grade 10

Course No. LAH010           1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:   None

This course is Elements of Literature. The literature units focus on
literary marks, models, and forms. During the course of the year students
read two major novels and one play.  Students are required to complete
two-four book reports. Literature selections include poetry, short stories,
biographies, and essays.  Writing journals are kept during the year and a
portfolio of student work is continued which will be worked on throughout
the school year.  More advanced grammatical skills are utilized.

 

Language Arts 11 (LA 11)

Grade 11

Course No. LAH011           1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  None

This course is Grammar and American Literature.  Grammatical skills are
reviewed for college exams, and composition skills are enhanced through
personal writings, research papers, essays and other writing exercises.
Students read and evaluate writings from the various periods of American
Literature.  Students discover what influences shaped the various writers
and study the impact their writings had on the world.  Literature selections
include historical essays, poetry, short stories and plays.  Students
complete a critical research paper over a facet of an American novel and
they also complete two book reports during the year. Writing journals are
kept during the year and a portfolio of student work is begun which will be
worked on throughout the school year.

 

Language Arts 12 (LA 12)

Grade 12

Course No. LAH012           1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

This course is Grammar and British Literature.  Grammatical and
proofreading skills are reviewed for college exams, and composition skills
are furthered through personal writings, research papers, essays, letter
writing and other writing exercises.  Students read and evaluate writings
from the various British authorsí views and determine what influence their
writings had on the world and the church.  Each student completes a critical
research paper over a particular facet of British Literature and completes
two book reports during the year. Writing journals are kept during the year
and a portfolio of student work is begun which will be worked on throughout
the school year.

 

AP English Literature (LA Lit)

Grade 11, 12

Course No. LAH100           1.0 Credit Hour

(Weighted)

Prerequisite: (Teachers approval)

This course is an advanced placement course engaging students in the
careful reading and critical analysis of classic and contemporary American
and European literature.  The students will have close reading of a rigorous
selection of texts, students will deepen their understanding of the ways
writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers.
Writing assignments will include a writing journal on the text and
examination-length essays. Practice exams will include multiple-choice
questions and essays to prepare for the AP English Literature exam in May
(not required for course credit).

 

Math

 

Consumer Math (C Math)

Grades 11, 12

Course No. MAH100          1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  Algebra Essentials or equivalent

Consumer Math helps prepare students to be competent consumers in
tomorrowís workplace.  Students gain proficiency in mathematical skills and
consumer concepts.  Students study topics including salaries and wages,
buying insurance, maintaining a car, buying a home, completing tax returns
and investing.  Students participate in a year-long consumer skills project.

*Note: This course
does not qualify as a ìcollege-preparatory ìcourse.

 

Algebra I (Alg I)

Grades 8, 9

Course No. MAH300          1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

Algebra I (or Algebra Essentials) is required for graduation.  Algebra
teaches logical thinking, orderliness and precision.  Basic arithmetic
skills are essential.  Topics include properties of real numbers, solving
linear equations, graphing linear equations and functions, writing linear
equations, solving and graphing linear inequalities, systems of linear
equations and inequalities, exponents and exponential functions, quadratic
equations and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational equations and
functions,  radicals and connections to geometry.   Students will develop
problem-solving skills and graphing concepts.

*Note:  Students who
successfully complete this course in 8th grade will fulfill the
Alg I MO/SJCS math high school graduation requirement. The course will
not be counted in the 26
total credits required for graduation or grade in GPA as per MO state
guidelines since taken before entrance into high school.

 

Algebra Essentials (AlgE)

Grade 9

Course No. MAH305          1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  Pre-Algebra

This course covers the same topics as Algebra I- properties of real
numbers, linear equations and inequalities, exponents and exponential
functions, quadratic equations, polynomials and factoring, rational
expressions, radicals, and connections to geometry.  This course differs
from Alg I with much more emphasis on review of skills such as decimals,
fractions, factors and multiples, comparing and ordering numbers,
estimation, perimeter, area, and volume.  This class should be followed by
GEOMETRY ESSENTIALS, which covers geometry topics as well as emphasizing the
review of algebra skills in preparation for ALGEBRA II.

 

Geometry (Geom)

Grades  9, 10, 11, 12

Course No. MAH800          1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Algebra I

This course includes basics of geometry, perpendicular and parallel
lines, congruent triangles, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals,
transformations, similarity, trigonometry, circles, areas of polygons, and
surface area and volume.  Reasoning and proofs (2-column and paragraph) are
introduced near the beginning of the course and used throughout.

 

Geometry Essentials (GeomE)

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Course No. MAH805          1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  Algebra Essentials

This course includes basics of geometry, segments and angles, parallel
and perpendicular lines, triangle relationships, congruent triangles,
quadrilaterals, similarity, polygons and area, surface area and volume,
right triangles and trigonometry, and circles.  While full attention is
given to postulates and theorems and their results, formulating proofs is
not an emphasis.  Much time will be devoted to reviewing algebra skills in
preparation for Algebra II.

 

Algebra II (Alg II)

Grades  10, 11, 12

Course No. MAH400          1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  Geometry or Geometry Essentials

Algebra II is a continuation of the skills developed in Algebra I.
Students will continue to simplify and solve equations and inequalities of
increasing difficulty.  They will graph linear equations and functions and
solve systems of linear equations and inequalities. They will work with
matrix operations and determinants.  They will evaluate and graph a broad
range of functions- quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and
rational.  Powers, roots, and radicals will be covered as well as quadratic
relations and conic sections.  Sequences and series are introduced.
Probability, statistics, and trigonometry are explored.  A scientific
calculator is required and graphing calculators will be used in classroom.

 

Advanced Math (Ad)

Grades 10, 11, 12

Course No. MAH500          1.0 Credit Hour (Weighted)

Prerequisite: Algebra II

Advanced Math is a two-semester survey course.  Students will explore a
variety of subjects including advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry,
probability and statistics.  The geometric concepts include practical
application problems as well as proving various theorems.  Trigonometry
includes the study of the unit circle, the arithmetic of trigonometric
functions, solving equations and graphing sine and cosine curves. The laws
of logarithms and various applications are studied.  Probability and
statistics topics include permutations and combinations as well as the
standard normal curve and ìzî scores.  Students learn to graph conic
sections and polynomial and rational functions. A scientific calculator is
required and a graphing calculator is provided for use in the classroom.

 

College Algebra (Col Alg)

Grades 11, 12

Course No. MAH600          0.5 or 1.0 Credit Hour (Weighted)

Prerequisite: Algebra II and ACT Math score of 22

Students must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA, an ACT math score of 22 or
above, plus a recommendation from math instructor and/or guidance counselor
in order to enroll for dual credit.  Students must pay tuition to MWSU in
order to receive college credit (3 credit hours).  College Algebra is the
standard math requirement for most college majors. College Algebra covers
linear, quadratic and miscellaneous equations and inequalities.  Students
study relations and functions including polynomial, exponential and
logarithmic functions.  Students use graphing technology to solve systems of
equations and matrices and to find zeros of polynomial functions.  The use
of graphing calculators is required throughout the course.  Students need a
TI-83 plus (or better).

 

Trigonometry (Trig)

Grades 11, 12

Course No. MAH601          0.5 Credit Hour

(Weighted)

Prerequisite:College Algebra & ACT math score of 20

Trigonometry is a one-semester dual college credit course offered in
conjunction with MWSU for 2 college credit hours.  Trig covers radian and
degree measure, graphing the six trig functions, proving identities,
applying the Law of Sines and Cosines, graphing logarithmic and exponential
functions, DeMoivreís Theorem and Conic Sections.  A graphing calculator
TI-83 plus (or better) is required.

 

AP Calculus (Calc)

Grade 12

Course No. MAH700          1.0 Credit Hour (Weighted)

Prerequisite:  College Algebra/Trigonometry and ACT Math score of 20

AP Calculus class includes the study of limits and continuity of real
functions, the derivative and its applications, the integral, the
integration and differentiation of exponential and logarithmic functions,
and applications of integrals including area of a region and volume of a
solid. This class can also be taken as a dual college credit through MWSU.
Students must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA, an ACT math score of 20 or
above, plus a recommendation from math instructor and/or guidance counselor
in order to enroll for dual credit (5 credit hours).

*In May the students may take the College Board Calculus AB test (fee
required) and earn college credit for Calculus I.

 

Physical Education

PE/Health (PE/H)

Grade 9

Course No. PEH009            1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  None

Physical Education: This
course emphasizes the development of the whole person ñ mind, body and
spirit.  The course develops and improves individual and team sport skills
in order to build and maintain personal fitness and encourage an active
lifestyle.  Team sports and games are used as a vehicle to build strong
muscles, character and interpersonal relationships.
Health:  The SJCS Health
course includes units on physical fitness, nutrition, disease, safety and
first aid, chastity education and spiritual growth.  This course teaches
students about the wonders of the body God gave them and encourages students
to establish good health practices.

 

Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
(Life Fit)

Grade 12

Course No. PEH 200           0.5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: PE/Health

Based on the importance of preserving our bodies for service to God, this
course is designed to teach students ìhands-onî learning skills for physical
fitness and the diverse recreational activities available that promote
individual wellness and strength for a lifetime.  Students will also learn
of various resources that are readily accessible in the community.  This
course will provide students with the opportunity to start transitioning
from youth-dependent to adult-independent fitness programming.  Classes will
be conducted both on-campus and in the local community. This class may
require an activity fee.

 

Science

 

Biology (Bio)

Grades 9, 10, 11

Course No. SCH200           1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: None

This course will discuss the basic principles of life, then it will
explore chemistry, biochemistry, the cell, cellular functions, DNA,
genetics, classification and evolution.  This course will also introduce
Zoology.  This is a required course for graduation at SJCS.

 

Advanced Biology  (Ad Bio)

Grades 10, 11, 12

Course No. SCH250           1.0 Credit Hour

Prerequisite: Biology

This course is a continuation into the study of the biological sciences.
Topics include classification and diversity, plant life, animals, and human
biology. More advanced labs will be performed including dissections.

 

Physical Science (Phys Science)

Grades   9, 10, 11, 12

Course No. SCH300           1.0 Credit Hour

Physical Science focuses on physics and general chemistry. Students will
explore many different topics pertaining to physics and chemistry including:
effects of forces, transformations of energy, structure of matter, behaviors
of matter, and the properties pertaining to the changes in matter.

 

Anatomy (Anat)

Grades 10, 11, 12

Course No. SCH400           1.0 Credit Hour (Weighted)

This course will study the interactions between cells, organs and
systems.  It will accomplish an in-depth study of the 11 human body systems
as well as biochemistry.  Lab experiences will include a small mammal.

 

Chemistry I (Chem I)

Grades 10, 11, 12

Course No. SCH700           1.0 Credit Hour (Weighted)

Prerequisite: Algebra I (or taken concurrently)

This lab/lecture course is designed to provide a thorough background in
the principles of chemistry for students who intend to take higher-level
science courses in college.

 

Chemistry II/Chemistry 111 MWSU
(Chem II)

Grades 11, 12

Course No. SCH701           1.0 Credit Hour

(Weighted)

Prerequisite: Chemistry I and ACT Math Score 22

This class is offered for dual college credit with MWSU.  Students
receive instruction via video from college instructor, accomplish labs with
high school teacher, and receive 5 credit hours from MWSC.  This is
described as the first college chemistry course in which basic concepts of
the science are introduced.  Topics include atomic theory and periodic
system, chemical calculations, chemical reactions, states of matter,
theories of chemical bonding, and atomic structure.

 

Physics (Phys)

Grades 11, 12

Course No. SCH800           1.0 Credit Hour (Weighted)

Prerequisite: Algebra II (or taken concurrently)

This lab/lecture course is designed to provide a thorough background in
the principles of Physics for students who intend to take higher-level
science courses in college.

 

Special Courses

 

 

 

Teacher/Office Aid (TA)

Grades 11, 12

No Credit

Prerequisite:   Administrative Approval

With approval by classroom teacher and counselor, students may be placed
in a classroom or office situation during a scheduled period each day.  They
will be required to report on time and perform expected duties as agreed
upon.

 

College Online Class (Co)

Grades 11, 12                       .5 Credit Hour

Prerequisite:  Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and counselor approval

Students are encouraged to take an online college course. The online
college classes are through Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar,
Missouri.
Students will experience the challenge of a online college class and build
up college credit as they prepare for college. A student can have access to
the school computer lab or bring their personal laptop and use the school
wireless network for online access. There is an added cost for enrolling in
a college online course. Contact the counselor for more complete
information.