WCS High School Curriculum

9th Grade Bible (Bible 1) - First semester teaches The United Kingdom (Kings of Israel-A) which covers the lives of Saul, David, and Solomon the kings of the united kingdom of Israel and Judah. Second semester is the Divided Kingdom (Kings of Israel-B) and studies the kings of Judah, the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities, and the return of the Jewish people to Jerusalem.

English 1 (9th Grade) - In English 1, The ABeka work text concentrates on reviewing and building grammar concepts. The Bob Jones text helps direct students on the use of conflict, characters, themes, structure, point of view, and moral tone in literature.

Physical Science 9th Grade - In this course students will develop an understanding of the scientific method, basic chemistry, and basic physics. Students will also learn how to implement the scientific method into lab procedures and how to conduct experiments. It will use both independent study and group hands-on activities to develop learning.

9th Grade World Geography - This course is an opportunity to learn about God’s world and the people that inhabit it. The students will study political and physical geography.

9th Grade World History and Cultures follows the development of civilization from creation to the present. The class goal is to understand God’s presence through history and how he worked in the events of man to accomplish his perfect will.

Geometry begins by reviewing some of the basic concepts of geometry such as points, lines, planes and angles. The course will teach the concept of proofs to give the students an understanding of how the basic theorems of Geometry are formed. The course will also cover deductive and inductive reasoning, parallel lines and planes, triangle congruency, quadrilaterals, geometric inequalities, similar polygons, right triangles, circles, constructions and loci, areas of plane figures, areas and volumes of solids and coordinate geometry.

10th Grade Bible (Bible 2) assisst the student in developing an understanding of the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. Students will be guided through a better understanding of Bibliology, Theology, Christology, Pneumatology, Anthropology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Angelology, and Eschatology.

10th Grade American Government - A survey of American government from a conservative, Christian perspective as part of a well-rounded program designed to give students a deeper understanding of our nation’s government and a working knowledge of its principles. This course will also emphasize the responsibilities that come with our rights as American citizens.

10th Grade Oklahoma History - A survey of the history of Oklahoma presented as our Lord’s story of the events which led up to the development of this great state and how it has grown economically, culturally and socially.

English 2 (10th Grade) - English 2 curriculum expands the English 1 coursework to include composition skills enhanced through essay writing based on literature. A research project is included as well. In addition, application of vocabulary skills within composition is addressed.

Algebra II begins by reviewing some of the basic concepts of algebra such as working with real numbers, order of operations and one variable equation. The course will then introduce the concept of proofs to give the students an understanding of how basic theorems of real numbers are formed, and will also cover working with inequalities, linear equations, polynomials, rational expressions, irrational numbers, quadratic equations, exponential functions, sequences and an introduction to Trigonometry.

11th Grade Bible (Bible 3) - First semester uses the Abeka curriculum Genesis First Things, that covers the major events of the book of Genesis. The goal of the course is to help the students understand where we as a human race originated, and God’s great and wonderful purpose for each of us. Second semester uses the Abeka curriculum Life Management under God. This curriculum teaches an application of Biblical principles in practical areas of life like job success, managing money, dating, preparing for marriage, first aid, drugs, gambling, and other issues that teenagers might face in today’s culture.

11th Grade U.S. History is a summary of the history of our country from its founding to the present. Our goal is to understand God’s presence throughout our history and to apply lessons learned from history to our lives.

English 3/American Literature - Students focus heavily on American literature, from 1607 - 1900, composition, and preparation for the ACT. Composition skills are enhanced through essay responses to the literature while displaying vocabulary competence through application. Students are also provided opportunities to prepare for the ACT, targeting the April exam.

Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus - First semester Pre-Calculus introduces the concept of polynomial functions, understanding functions graphically as well as using them for computations, inequalities, properties of functions, exponents, logarithms, and analytic geometry during the first semester. Second semester will begin the Trigonometry portion of the course where we will cover trigonometric equations, triangle trigonometry, trigonometric addition formulas, polar coordinates and complex numbers.

12th Grade Bible (Bible 4) Students must be prepared to think biblically about all areas of life, and be equipped to give answers and reasons for their belief in a biblical worldview. This course will lay a foundation of understanding that provides a basis for the student’s own personal worldview. The text used for this course is Dr. David A. Noebel’s book Understanding the Times, published by Summit Ministries.

English4/British Literature - Students cover the development of the English language through the Old English, Middle English, and Renaissance periods, ending with an overview of British literature, especially Shakespeare. Students prepare for college level composition; essay styles examined include narrative, argument, comparison, expository, and descriptive. Effective research techniques and proper MLA application are included within the composition structure.

Biology 1 - Biology is the study of living things. This lab science includes eight major topics:

* Cytology: the study of cells and cellular processes
* Genetics: the study of heredity
* Origins: The scientific and theological debate for the origination of the universe and everything in it.
* Classification: how living thing are organized into groups
* Microbiology: Kingdom Protista, Eubacteria, and Archaebacteria
* Kingdom Fungi
* Botany: the study of plant structure and processes
* Ecology: the study of the environment and interactions between organisms

Biology II (Biology 2) - The study of living things. Biology II includes one semester of zoology and one semester of human anatomy and physiology. This lab science includes seven major topics:

* Invertebrates: characteristics and anatomy
* Arthropods: characteristics and anatomy
* Vertebrates: characteristics and anatomy
* Dissection Techniques
* Ecology: the study of the environment and interactions between organisms
* Human Anatomy
* Human Physiology

Chemistry - This course will help science students see the complexity and design in the natural laws and processes found in the study of chemistry. The students will be able to see in hands-on ways how God has created laws and processes that govern our world. Students will incorporate lab procedures they learned during earlier science classes and continue to build upon that knowledge.

Accounting The course involves understanding, analyzing, and recording business transactions, as well as preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports as a basis for decision making. Second semester focuses on corporations and includes additional items such as stocks, dividends and payroll.

Culinary Arts is an introduction to the kitchen. Students will learn their way around the kitchen while making a variety of foods; tasks will include food prep, clean-up, kitchen maintenance and food preparation safety.

ACT Prep This course helps familiarize the students with the ACT Test format, as well as to inform students which concepts are crucial to know in order to score well. The course consists of weekly drills and practice ACT tests to target strengths and weaknesses. Students will complete College and Career Portfolios, college and career inventories, and explore future careers and plans.

Speech - This course provides basic skills in speech preparation and presentation. Instruction and practice are provided in decision-making, research, writing, organizing, and presenting various types of speeches. Individual and group activities are included. Other activities include an oral presentation of a novel read each month, and bi-weekly vocabulary lessons learning by roots, prefixes, suffixes and derivatives of Latin and Greek.

Calculus covers concepts of limit, derivative, definite integrals and indefinite integrals. Students are expected to use high-level thinking skills and perform academically at a college-level. Lessons will be taught through the means of lectures, group discussions and projects.